1. Vijay Mallya jail treatment to be same as other inmates, no preferential treatment: India tells UK

Vijay Mallya jail treatment to be same as other inmates, no preferential treatment: India tells UK

India, has also made it very clear to the UK that no person extradited to India will be given any preferential treatment and will be treated as any other prisoner.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 19, 2017 8:31 PM
Vijay Mallya, European jail, Rajiv Mehrishi, Patsy Wilkinson, London, Arthur Road jail, Kingfisher Airlines, home ministry, Crown Prosecution Service, CPS, ED, CBI, Enforcement Directorate, Mumbai, Central Bureau of Investigation India has started the process to extradite beleaguered tycoon Vijay Mallya from UK. (Reuters)

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi has told his counterpart Patsy Wilkinson, second permanent secretary in the British Home Office, that all the people extradited from the United Kingdom will be treated on par with any other criminal lodged in an Indian jail – India has started the process to extradite beleaguered tycoon Vijay Mallya from UK. Mehrishi also told Wilkinson that facilities available to prisoners in India are at par with the facilities available to prisoners in European nations. Mehrishi, according to a PTI source, also told his British counterpart that any person extradited from the UK to India will be lodged in a proper prison which will have facilities which are at par with European jails, according to a PTI report.

India, has also made it very clear to the UK that no person extradited to India will be given any preferential treatment and will be treated as any other prisoner. Mehrishi has asked the Home Office secretary to convey the same information to the court in London which is hearing Vijay Mallya’s extradition case.

Vijay Mally had told the court that he did not want to be extradited as the condition of the prisons are below standard. The Indian delegation led by Mehrishi has told the British that the prison cells in India are bigger than the prison cells in the UK and that the jails have proper medical facilities in the form of a hospital within the confines of the jail, as per the report.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has written to the Maharashtra government asking them to improve on the current conditions in the Arthur Road Jail where Mallya would be lodged if he is extradited to India. Mallya is wanted in India for defaulting on loans to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore.

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    Sreedhar Menon
    Jul 20, 2017 at 3:32 am
    It is ridiculous of the government of India to charge him as a criminal for alleged loan default. The banks who lent the money under his personal guarantee without even taking a net worth statement need to be blamed as much as Mallya, who is not the Borrower which is Kingfisher Airlines that has become Bankrupt. Mallya is being made a poster boy for political reasons. I am led to believe that 25 of the non-earning loans in India are due from 12 borrowers and if so why no one else is being charged. Why is Government of India taking the lead in this case instead of the CREDITOR BANKS THEMSELVES! The condition of the jails in India are awesome! In my view this case should be tried in an International Court of ARBITRATION! I can well understand if Mallya is tried for violations of Company laws and regulations in India, but not for loan default as a guarantor only. I also believe the original loans were to the order of Rs. 3000 crores in Prin l. Kingfisher was the best airline!
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