Vijay Mallya's arrest in London: Key developments you must know

Absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was arrested in London by Scotland Yard.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 16:55 PM IST
Vijay Mallya's arrest in London: Key developments you must know

New Delhi: Absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was arrested in London by Scotland Yard.

 

Here are the key developments you must know

  • Mallya was taken into custody by Scotland Yard and could be extradited to India soon.
  • He appearied in Westminster Magistrates' Court in London.
  • He was granted bail within three hours of his arrest
  • India had given a formal extradition request for Mallya as per the Extradition Treaty between India and the UK through a note verbale on February 8.
  • Last month, setting in motion the process of extradition of Mallya, the British government had certified India's request and sent it to a district judge for further action.
  • 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.