Vijay Mallya plays down his arrest, labels it 'usual Indian media hype'

In his first reaction after getting bail, Vijay Mallya played down his arrest saying that it's usual Indian media hype. He also said that extradition hearing in Court has started today as expected.

Vijay Mallya plays down his arrest, labels it 'usual Indian media hype'

New Delhi: In his first reaction after getting bail, Vijay Mallya played down his arrest saying that it's usual Indian media hype. He also said that extradition hearing in Court has started today as expected.

The absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya was arrested in London on Tuesday. He is likely to be extradited to India soon.

He tweeted:

 

 

British authorities have informed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) about the arrest.

Mallya was arrested at 9.30 am --London time.

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.

The 61-year-old liquor baron, wanted in India for defaulting on loans, appeared before the Westminster's Magistrates' Court in London for his bail hearing and was released within three hours.

Apart from the Formula One action, he showed his interest in health matters, retweeting two tweets from Doctify, a health platform in the UK that offers solutions to patients who want to search, compare and book doctors online.

While one was on medical data security and health challenges, his other retweet was on contact lens hygiene routine.

Earlier in the day, Mallya - who has been declared a proclaimed offender - was arrested in London after he appeared at a central London police station.

Mallya is wanted in India for defaulting on loans. His now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs 9,000 crore to many banks.

He had fled India on March 2, 2016 and has repeatedly dismissed the charges against him.