No place for corruption in India, looters will have to return loot: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that looters will have to return what they have looted.

IANS| Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 23:51 PM IST
No place for corruption in India, looters will have to return loot: PM Modi
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that those who had looted the poor and the middle classes in the past will have to return what they had looted.

"Indeed. There is no place for corruption in India. Those who looted the poor and middle classes will have to return what they have looted," Modi said on Twitter in response to a tweet by a follower. 

Modi's remarks came on a day liquor baron Vijay Mallya, wanted in India for defaulting on over Rs 8,000 crore in bank loans, was arrested in London but later granted bail by a court. 

Modi's Twitter follower had written that "corruption not only robs us of hard-earned money but also of our dignity". 

Mallya, 61, was arrested following an extradition warrant from India.

"Mallya was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud," a Metropolitan Police statement said.