Request For Extradition Of Mallya, 9 Others Pending With U.K.
Requests by India for extradition of 10 fugitive criminals including Vijay Mallya, who is facing charges of loan default to the tune of nearly Rs 9,000 crore, are pending with the U.K., the government said on Thursday.
In the last five years, only one fugitive criminal Samirbhai Vinubhai Patel, has been extradited from the U.K., Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
"As on date, a total of extradition requests made by the government in respect of fugitive criminals namely Rajesh Kapoor, Tiger Hanif, Atul Singh, Raj Kumar Patel, Jatinder Kumar Angurala, Asha Rani Angurala, Sanjeev Kumar Chawla, Shaik Sadiq, Ashok Malik and Mallya are pending with the UK government," Singh said.
The extradition requests in respect of criminal fugitive namely Raymond Varley, Ravi Shankaran, Velu Boopalan, Ajay Prasad Khaitan, Virendra Kumar Rastogi and Anand Kumar Jain have been rejected by the British government, the minister said.
India and the U.K. have an extradition treaty in force since 1993, he noted.