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G20 Summit: PM Modi asks British PM for further cooperation in extradition cases

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 July 2017, 18:42 IST
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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

First published: 8 July 2017, 18:42 IST
 
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