The Royal Court of Justice in London passed an order allowing the Indian fugitive, Vijay Mallya’s appeal against the extradition order to India. Mallya was arrested by the UK Metropolitan Police extradition unit in April 2017, on behalf of the Indian authorities, in relation to accusations of fraud on extradition, but was released on bail pending further consideration of the case. After four hours of hearing, the two-judge bench granted relief to Mallya on the ground that the applicant faces a potential difficulty as it is not a function of the appellant court to repeat fact-finding exercise undertaken by a lower court after taking evidence. Mallya’s counsel pointed out that the banks were fully aware of his financial situation and the position of KFA (Kingfisher Airlines), and knew the lending would be used for all sorts of things. The final hearing on extradition will be held at the Westminster Magistrate's Court on July 31.
"God is great. Justice prevails. A Division Bench of the English High Court with two senior Judges allowed my application to appeal against the Magistrates Judgement on the prima facie case and charges by the CBI. I always said the charges were false," the fugitive businessman tweeted.
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