Raised 13 extradition cases with U.K.: Kiren Rijiju

ANI | Updated: Nov 06, 2017 17:44 IST

New Delhi [India], November 6 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, after meeting British Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis on Monday, said that as many as 13 extradition cases were raised with the U.K. and 16 under the mutual legal assistance treaty.

"Today, I raised certain issues with the British Government. It has been positive and cooperative about them; especially on the issue of extradition as well as the mutual legal assistance treaty," Kiren Rijiju told ANI.

"I am grateful to the U.K. Immigration Minister for being considerate to our opinion. We raised 13 extradition cases and 16 under the mutual legal assistance treaty," he added.

Referring to Vijay Mallya's extradition, Rijiju added that any case that had gone to the court outside India, there was an independence of the judiciary, and hence they couldn't comment over it.

"But at the same time, we can't also make a comment on something that is sub-judice, but the efforts are genuine," Rijiju asserted.

Meanwhile, Brandon Lewis said they had a good meeting and that they would continue the positive conversation.

"I had a really good meeting today. We are going to continue the positive conversation," Lewis added. (ANI)