Order on ED application to declare Mallya 'fugitive offender' adjourned till January 5 

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 26, 2018, 12.12 PM(IST)

Vijay Mallya. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Mallya remains on bail after his extradition was recently ordered by Westminster Magistrates' Court in London. 

The order on Enforcement Directorate's plea seeking to declare liquor baron Vijay Mallya a 'fugitive economic offender' was adjourned till January 5 on Wednesday.

The order was adjourned as the Special PMLA judge was not ready with his order, news agency ANI reported. 

Mallya remains on bail after his extradition was recently ordered by Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, an order which now awaits a sign-off by UK home secretary Sajid Javid.

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Meanwhile, the government said last week that it is making efforts to bring back people involved in financial irregularities to the country through Look Out Circulars, Red Corner Notice and extradition requests, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

According to the information provided by the Enforcement Directorate, there are 41 people involved in financial irregularities who fled the country or are living abroad, including Mallya, Modi and Choksi, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh informed Lok Sabha last week.