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Liquor Baron Mallya Tweets From Court, Indian Minister Says No One Will Be Spared

The Scotland Yard said in an official statement that Mallya was arrested on “an extradition warrant”

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Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, who has been pursued by authorities over unpaid loans tied to his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, was arrested in London on Tuesday (18 April), the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Mallya, 61, was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud.

India had asked Britain to extradite Mallya to face trial after the liquor and aviation tycoon fled there last March after banks sued to recover about $1.4 billion that Indian authorities say Kingfisher owes.

The Scotland Yard said in an official statement that Mallya was arrested on “an extradition warrant”.

However, shortly after his arrest, Mallya had reportedly been granted conditional bail, as per television media reports.

The flashy businessman, once known as ‘The King of Good Times’, tweeted soon after his arrest:



Senior Indian officials described his arrest as the first salvo in the case, which will now involve a legal process in the UK to determine if Mallya can be extradited to India to face charges in Indian courts.

“Mallya will be brought back to India. The government is working towards it continuously, no one will be spared,” minister of state for finance Santosh Gangwar said.


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