Some Imp points in chronology serving as prelude to Mallaya Case
- Mallya owes Indian banks Rs 6,963 crore (Rs Rs 9,091 crore with interest-one related to the Rs 900 crore loan default case of IDBI Bank and the other related to a loan default of over Rs 6,000 crore filed on the basis of a complaint from a State Bank of India led consortium)
- Mallya fled to Britain in March 2016 after being pursued for recovery of Rs 9,091 crore owed to a consortium of 17 Indian banks by his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines.
- Indian authorities have filed two separate charge-sheets in the UK over Mallya’s alleged money laundering – one by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the other by the Enforcement Directorate.
- Mallya was earlier arrested and granted bail in London on April 18 by the Scotland Yard on an extradition warrant triggering an official extradition process in the British courts.
- He got released after providing a bail bond worth 650,000 pounds, assuring the court of abiding by all conditions associated with extradition proceedings, such as the surrender of his passport and a ban on him possessing any travel documents.
- India and the UK have an Extradition Treaty, signed in 1992, but so far only one extradition has taken place under the arrangement – Samirbhai Vinubhai Patel, who was sent back to India last October to face trial in connection with his involvement in the post-Godhra riots of 2002.However, unlike Mallya, he had submitted to the extradition order without legal challenge.
- The CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) will be arguing on behalf of the Indian. It is the principal public prosecuting agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales.
- Mark Summers is one of the lawyer for Crown Prosecution Service
- Mallya’s one of the counsel is Clare Montgomery.
- The extradition trial is presided over by Judge Arbuthnot- Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.
- If the judge rules in favour of extradition at the end of the trial, UK home secretary Amber Rudd must order Mallya’s extraditionwithin two months. However, the case can go through a series of court appeals before the actual extradition order can be issued.
- When extradited, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya will be lodged in a high-security cell in Barrack number 12 of Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai, the government had earlier conveyed this to the UK Crown Prosecution Services.