The Home Office of the United Kingdom affirmed the receipt of the Westminster Magistrates Court adjudication in favour of the repatriation of Vijay Mallya to India. After Chief Magistrate Judge Emma Arbuthnot governed that the “vulgar” liquor baron had a “ case to answer” in the Indian courts on the charges of being fraud and money defaulting amounting to around Rs. 9,000 crores, the decision now reclines with Home Secretary Sajid Javid to officially order the repatriation.
The senior-most British-Pakistani minister of the UK Cabinet has two months to make the decision but the repatriation process itself would take longer if the total appeals process is received into account.
The UK Home Office said it has accepted the Westminster Magistrates Court adjudication for the repatriation of Mallya to India. The representative of the Crown Prosecution Service which contended on behalf of the Indian government, told, “ If after considering the case, the Home Secretary thinks extradition should go ahead he has to order the extradition within two months of the date the matter was referred to him”. The representative said, “Whatever that decision, the losing side has up to 14 days within which to approach the High Court and seek leave to appeal”.
In the repatriation process the solicitor of Mallya, as well as the Partner of UK-based Boutique Law LLP said, “ Dr Mallya will be carefully considering the court’s judgment and, therefore, it would not be appropriate to make any further comment at this time”.
The adjudication remarked vital turning point in the case which reminds the defaulting loans of the Kingfisher Airlines on loans looked into a series of the state-owned Indian banks.