Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya, who is wanted by Indian security agencies, was arrested in London today by Scotland Yard. Mallya was later granted bail. As per a statement by Scotland Yard, Mallya will be produced in Westminster Court later today. The liquor baron has been arrested under Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) after India had made an extradition request to UK authorities. However, the arrest may not lead directly to Mallya’s extradition, but it can be seen as bringing the process one step closer to beleaguered businessman being sent back to India. “Industrialist Vijay Mallya, declared a proclaimed offender, arrested on extradition warrant,” Scotland Yard was quoted as saying by PTI. The arrest comes weeks after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s visit to UK.
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Here are all the Live Updates on Vijay Mallya’s arrest
8.40 pm: Glad that some media are putting facts in perspective. Surrender of passport, arrest, bail all part of normal extradition proceedings, says Vijay Mallya
Glad that some media are putting facts in perspective. Surrender of passport, arrest,bail all part of normal extradition proceedings.
— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) April 18, 2017
8.20 pm: Congrats Henry Gayle @henrygayle Universe Boss for an incredible 10,000 runs in T20 cricket, says Vijay Mallya
7.16 pm: India had put up a strong case against Vijay Mallya in England: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Law Minister.
7.09 pm: Press Trust of India, in a report, says that CBI and the Indian High Commission in London will present India’s case in the UK court for extradition of controversial industrialist Vijay Mallya as the government looks to break the myth that a law breaker is out of bound once he is out of country.
7.05 pm: “We want to shatter this myth that by crossing boundaries you are out of bounds. Mallya extradition will act as an
important test case,” PTI quoted a source as saying.
6.57 pm: His arrest in London today was in connection with request by the Government to UK authorities for his extradition: MEA on Vijay Mallya
6.55 pm: Legal process in this regard is underway in the UK. The two governments are in touch in this context: MEA on Vijay Mallya
6.45 pm: India needs to set a precedent and this (Vijay Mallya’s case) is one such case: Government sources
6.26 pm: Now, Indian authorities (CBI and Indian High commission) will start the process of #VijayMallya’s extradition, reports ANI quoting Government sources.
6.11 pm: Law must take its own course, won’t like to comment further: Robin David, one of the lawyers of SBI led consortium of banks on VijayMallya
6.00 pm: Former CBI Director Anil Sinha has lauded law enforcement agencies for arrest of liquor baron Vijay Mallya and has said that efforts to bring him back would “fructify”. “It is a success of law enforcement agencies. I am confident that efforts to bring him back will fructify,” Sinha told PTI.
5.42 pm: “It was a voluntary action. He will be out in a few minutes,” a member of Mallya’s team was quoted as saying by PTI. He didn’t give any further details of the bail conditions.
5.28 pm: Case registered on 29 July 2015.On 24 January 2017 charge sheet was filed and on February 8 extradition request was sent: CBI
5.26 pm: Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi tweets: “Just when I joined the media celebrating news of his arrest whr I hoped for swift extradition, I get to read he’s got bail too!”
Just when I joined the media celebrating news of his arrest whr I hoped for swift extradition, I get to read he’s got bail too! #VijayMallya
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) April 18, 2017
5.19 pm: After relentless campaign by Congress, finally extradition request was submitted by Govt in February, Randeep Surjewala was quoted as saying by ANI.
5.06 pm: Vijay Mallya will be brought back to India, due process of law will be followed: Santosh Gangwar,MoS Finance
4.54 pm: Usual Indian media hype. Extradition hearing in Court started today as expected, says Vijay Mallya
Usual Indian media hype. Extradition hearing in Court started today as expected.
— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) April 18, 2017
4.50 pm: Vijay Mallya granted bail after being arrested by Scotland Yard in London. Mallya procured bail three hours after arrest. He is scheduled to be produced in court today. Mallya was arrested on extradition request.
4.43 pm: Vijay Mallya’s arrest is on the basis of extradition request sent by the CBI: Statement
4.40 pm: According to senior Indian officials, the case will now involve a legal process in the UK to ascertain whether he can be extradited to India to face charges here, PTI reported.
4.34 pm: It is a big success of Indian Government and the finance ministry: Dr.Jitendra Singh, Union Minister on #VijayMallya
4.32 pm: Watch Video: In February, India had given an extradition request or Vijay Mallya to UK High Commission
4.29 pm: Here is the official statement from Scotland Yard on Mallya’s arrest: “Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Extradition Unit have this morning, Tuesday 18 April arrested a man on an extradition warrant. Vijay Mallya, 61 (18/12/1955), was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud. He was arrested after attending a central London police station, and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today, 18 April.”
4.20 pm: Mallya, 61, will be appearing in Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London later today.
4.18 pm: Very happy, will be even happier the day we are paid our dues and get justice: Neetu Shukla,former Kingfisher Employee on Vijay Mallya
4.00 pm: Here’s Scotland Yard’s statement on Vijay Mallya’s arrest
Scotland Yard’s statement on arrest of Vijay Mallya in London pic.twitter.com/JdDBn5RJyt
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 18, 2017
3.50 pm: “Industrialist VijayMallya, declared a proclaimed offender, arrested on extradition warrant,” Scotland Yard was quoted as saying by PTI. The arrest comes weeks after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s visit to UK.
3.40 pm: As per various TV reports, Mallya has been arrested under Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) after India had made an extradition request to UK authorities.
3.30 pm: Vijay Mallya arrested by Scotland Yard in London.