Court Accepts Extradition Plea Against Mallya: Service Tax Department
The Service Tax Department’s application to extradite Vijay Mallya from the U.K. and Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.’s former Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Aggarwal from the U.S. has been accepted by the Mumbai Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, the department’s special counsel told BloombergQuint on Friday.
The treaties that are “meant for extradition of fugitives were applied to Mallya and Aggarwal” given their tendency to evade the law of the land, said Advait Sethna.
Mallya’s counsel Amit Desai said he was aware of an outstanding warrant against the UB Group chairman but he had not received any confirmation that the department’s extradition application had been accepted by the court.
The department had moved the court to recover more than Rs 50 crore worth of service tax which Kingfisher Airlines had collected from passengers but did not deposit with the government.