Investigating agencies doing best to bring back Mallya: Minister

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said investigative agencies are doing their best to ensure extradition of controversial businessman Vijay Mallya, who was arrested in London on Tuesday and later released on bail.

“I think the government and all the investigating agencies are certainly putting (in) their best efforts because the agencies do believe that an offence has been committed for which the person (Mallya) is required in India,” the minister told.

The minister further said Mallya’s extradition is part of the “judicial process” in the U.K.

“It’s part of the judicial process in that country and the judicial process functions on certain considerations,” he said in response to queries regarding Mallya’s extradition.

Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender by Indian courts, was arrested in London by the Scotland Yard on Tuesday on India’s request for his extradition on fraud charges.

He was, however, released on bail a few hours later on a bail bond worth 6,50,000 pound. He is required to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 17.

(Agencies)

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