Great day for India: Arun Jaitley on Mallya's extradition

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 10, 2018, 08.18 PM(IST)

File photo of Arun Jaitley. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Jaitley also lashed out at the Congress calling it 'culprit' in giving loans to Mallya.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday welcomes UK court's order of clearing liquor baron Vijay Mallya's extradition to India. Describing the move as a "victory for ethics and probity," Jaitley said that it is a signal that "no one can cheat India."

"It's a victory for ethics & probity. It's also a signal to all that nobody can cheat India, it's people, economy and go hide somewhere in the world, and India will never be able to get at him," he noted.

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"Great Day for India. No one who cheats India will go scot free. The judgement of UK’s Court is welcomed. An offender benefited during the UPA. The NDA brings him to book," Jaitley stated. 

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Jaitley lashed out at the Congress calling it the "culprit" for giving loans to Mallya.

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"You created a situation in which ppl like these could prosper and we've succeeded now in getting him back. It's a proud moment for India," he said.

"This judgement should also give a lot of room to Congress party and its President to seriously introspect. He should introspect for every falsehood that he has spoken on this topic," Jaitley added. 

UK's Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday ordered liquor baron Vijay Mallya's extradition to India.

According to reports, Mallya has 14 days to appeal his extradition in High Court. He will be extradited within a month if he loses appeal. Mallya has an option to move the European Court of Justice.