British Court denies Vijay Mallya extradition, terms Tihar Jail as unsafe. A British court has refused the extradition of absconding Vijay Mallya, who is on the run after taking a loan of Rupees 9000 crores from an Indian bank. The court of the Westminster Magistrate is hearing the case against Malya. Two of the judges of the court has ruled Tihar Jail as unsafe over human rights ground. In the case of Malya, the Judge dismissed CBI’s petition and declared Tihar jail as “unsafe”. Despite knowing the seriousness of the cases against the accused, the Judge passed this order. Sources tell us that the same judge from this very court had earlier favoured British bookie Sanjeev Kumar Chalwa from Britain and on 12 October, he stood in favor of Britain’s Indian couple Jatinder and Asha Rani Angaurala, who were accused of fraud.Earlier, India had sought British support for the extradition of 13 fugitives including Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi. India had said that they would not allow their land to be used by Kashmiri and Khalistani terrorists. British Court denies Vijay Mallya extradition. Officials said that Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju raised the issue strongly with the UK Immigration Minister Brendon Lewis at a bilateral meeting here. The Home Ministry official said that Rijiju had asked for help in the cases of liquor businessman, Vijay Mallya, former I. P. L. Commissioner Lalit Modi and the cricket bookie Sanjeev Kapoor.In the ongoing case against Mallya, the court will setup next hearing on November 20. Chawla was the main culprit in the 2000 cricket match-fixing scandal. British Court denies Vijay Mallya extradition.
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