This flamboyant businessman is wanted in India for defaulting on loan worth Rs.9000 crore related to Kingfisher Airlines.
Former employees of King Fisher Airlines reported to have said that they are glad to see Vijay Mallya arrested.
Vijay Mallya arrested in London, could be heading to India soon
LONDON: Industrialist Vijay Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was arrested today in the UK by Scotland Yard on India's request for his extradition.
Mallya, 61, will be appearing in Westminster Magistrates' Court in London later today.
India had given a formal extradition request for Mallya as per the Extradition Treaty between India and the UK through a note verbale on February 8.
While handing over the request, India had asserted that it has a "legitimate" case against Mallya and maintained that if an extradition request is honoured, it would show British "sensitivity towards our concerns".
Last month, setting in motion the process of extradition of Mallya, the British government had certified India's request and sent it to a district judge for further action.
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