India's request for extradition of Vijay Mallya, 9 others pending with UK: Govt

23 March 2017, 10:18 PM
India's request for extradition of Vijay Mallya, 9 others pending with UK: Govt
India's request for extradition of Vijay Mallya, 9 others pending with UK: Govt

The government on Thursday informed the Parliament that Ten requests by India for extradition of fugitive criminals including Vijay Mallya, are pending with the UK.

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said in the last five year, only one fugitive criminal Samirbhai Vinubhai Patel, has been extradition from the UK.

"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.

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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 UK have an extradition treaty in force since 1993, he noted.

First Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:12 PM
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