Vijay Mallya arrested in London: What happens next? How can he be extradited?

India had applied to Britain to extradite Vijay Mallya to face trial after the liquor and aviation tycoon was charged with conspiracy and fraud over a loan to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
Vijay Mallya arrested in London: What happens next? How can he be extradited?

New Delhi: Absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya was on Tuesday arrested in London and is most likely to be extradited to India soon.

 

India had applied to Britain to extradite Mallya to face trial after the liquor and aviation tycoon was charged with conspiracy and fraud over a loan to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines.

But before his extradition, certain legal and administrative process have to be fulfilled.

The extradition process from the UK involves a number of steps including a decision by the judge whether to issue a warrant of arrest.

In case of a warrant, the person is arrested and brought before the court for preliminary hearing followed by an extradition hearing before a final decision is taken by the secretary of state.

The wanted person has a right to appeal to the higher courts against any decision all the way up to the supreme court.