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The BJP Thursday came out strongly in defense of its leader Arun Jaitley, a day after Mallya claimed he met the finance minister before leaving India, in 2016.
The 62-year-old former Kingfisher Airline boss reached the Westminster Magistrates' Court at around 2 pm IST.
The observation by the apex court assumes significance as Mallya's extradition proceedings are going on in London, has been raising the issue of alleged deplorable conditions in the Indian prison.
UK court asks India to submit video of Mumbai jail cell; sets September 12 for hearing in Vijay Mallya extradition case
Mallya before entering the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London said that the allegations of money laundering & stealing money are completely false.
The 62-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss is fighting extradition to India on charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crores.
India has asked Britain to extradite Mallya to face trial after the liquor and aviation tycoon fled there in March 2016.
Mallya, who is wanted in India over loan default, said he had written letters to both the Prime Minister and the finance minister on April 15, 2016, to explain his side of the story.
The court also issued summons to Mallya's firms, Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) and United Breweries Holdings Limited (UBHL), before adjourning the hearing in the case to July 30.
The 62-year-old former businessman parliamentarian had first represented Karnataka as the member of the Upper House of Parliament between April 10, 2002 and April 9, 2008.
The 62-year-old owner of Kingfisher Airlines is wanted in India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crore.
THE United Breweries Holdings Limited (UBHL) on Monday sought time from the High Court to submit details containing valuation of company’s assets and shares required to clear the dues owed to national
Mallya is facing a trail in a UK Court, to rule if he can be extradited to India to face charges for financial irregularities.
Indian banks broke rules to give loans to Kingfisher Airlines, says UK judge in Vijay Mallya hearing
The British judge hearing the extradition case of liquor baron Vijay Mallya today said that it was 'blindingly obvious' that rules were being broken by Indian banks in giving loans.
The finance ministry has told the Central Information Commission that it does not have information about the loans given to industrialist Vijay Mallya.
The case had been left undecided over the issue of admissibility of evidence presented by the Indian authorities at a hearing earlier this month.