The Royal Courts of Justice in London allows Vijay Mallya to appeal against extradition

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jul 02, 2019, 08.00 PM(IST)

File photo of Vijay Mallya. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The hearing was set for today to convince a High Court judge that Mallya should be given permission to proceed to a full-blown appeal process against his extradition to India to face alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to Rs 9,000 crores.

Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya's permission to appeal against the extradition case against him has been approved by the Royal Courts of Justice, London. 

The hearing was set for today, July 2, to convince a High Court judge that Mallya should be given permission to proceed to a full-blown appeal process against his extradition to India to face alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to Rs 9,000 crores.

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The 63-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss had filed the "renewal application" earlier in April after he failed in his first written attempt seeking leave to appeal in the High Court, news agency PTI reported. 

United Kingdom's Westminster Court had last year ordered Mallya's extradition to India after he failed to convince authorities there. 

On April 8, a UK court denied permission to appeal against his extradition order to India to face trial for alleged fraud and money laundering amounting to Rs 9,000 crore.

The beleaguered liquor baron had approached the court against the February 5 order signed by the UK Home Secretary approving his extradition.

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