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.
Usual Indian media hype. Extradition hearing in Court started today as expected.
— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) April 18, 2017
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.