Britain has said that it will hand over economic offenders like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya to India at the earliest. Britain has assured that it will cooperate with the Indian government for their early extradition. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi told a virtual press conference here that the UK Home Minister had ordered the extradition of Nirav Modi on April 15. Now Nirav Modi is appealing against it but he is in custody. We will ensure their extradition (economic offenders) at the earliest, he said.
When asked about Vijay Mallya, the spokesperson said the issue of extradition of all economic offenders was discussed at the India-UK summit on May 4. Britain has said that the nature of the criminal justice system in the country has caused some hurdles but it understands the issue and will cooperate fully to ensure the speedy extradition of such criminals.
Mehul Choksi’s case reaches London
The legal dispute over Mehul Choksi’s arrival from Antigua to Domenica has now reached London. In London, Choksi’s lawyers have filed a complaint with the Metropolitan Police. At the same time, appeal has been made for investigation against four people including Mehul Choksi’s alleged girlfriend. Mehul’s lawyer, Michael Pollock, said the International Crime Branch of the Metropolitan Police was investigating his complaint. Pollock said Mehul was forcibly taken away from Antigua as part of a well-thought-out plan, where he has the right to take any decision against him to the Privy Council, while Choksi does not have this right in Domenica.