India hands over a list of 57 fugitives, including Vijay Mallya to UK

The list includes liquor baron and bank defaulter Vijay Mallya and an alleged middleman in AgustaWestland helicopter deal.

Published: 07th November 2016 08:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2016 08:57 PM   |  A+A-

Vijay Mallya AFP

Chairman and CEO of India's Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya talks on his cellphone during a meeting with pilots in New Delhi on March 15, 2012. (File | AFP)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: India on Monday urged the United Kingdom to expedite extradition requests of 57 fugitives wanted here, including liquor baron and bank defaulter Vijay Mallya and an alleged middleman in AgustaWestland helicopter deal Christian Michel to face the law.
                       
The Indian list of 57 fugitives prepared by the Union Home Ministry was handed over to UK authorities during the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Theresa May. Besides Mallya and Michel, the list also includes the name of Rajesh Kapoor who is wanted in a case relating to child abduction and former IPL chief Lalit Modi accused of money laundering among others.
           
The UK on its part also handed over to India a list of 17 fugitives seeking their custody under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, Union Home Ministry sources said.
           
While Mallya has been accused of money laundering, Michel is wanted by the CBI and ED in cases relating to Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal.
 
A proposal from the Union Home Ministry for a strategic dialogue at the level of Union Home Secretary to jointly deal with issues like terrorism, organised crimes, visa and immigration issues has also been approved by the two countries, the sources added. 

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