PM Modi asks British PM for further cooperation in extradition cases

| Updated: Jul 08, 2017 23:34 IST

Hamburg [Germany], July 8 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit on Saturday urged for greater cooperation for extradition of absconding Indian economic offenders. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted, "PM @narendramodi meets UK PM @theresa_may on sidelines of #G20. Asks for UK's cooprn for return of escaped Indian economic offenders (sic)." The request was in an apparent reference to absconding Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya. In a June hearing at London court, in a major setback to India, the court expressed surprise that New Delhi has not provided evidence to Mallya yet, who is battling a slew of cases in India over his default case involving Rs. 9,000 crore worth loans to a clutch of public sector banks. The 61-year-old liquor baron has been out on bail since his arrest in April in London. The Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on July 6 heard the extradition case of Mallya and set the next sate for September 14. (ANI)

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