Will Vijay Mallya be extradited to India?

By claiming victory for the Finance Minister in the Mallya extradition saga, is MSM putting FM on the spot?

By claiming victory for the Finance Minister in the Mallya extradition saga, is MSM putting FM on the spot?
By claiming victory for the Finance Minister in the Mallya extradition saga, is MSM putting FM on the spot?
Mallya was arrested yesterday and released on bail. Now what? According to this post by GreatGameIndia, one should not expect anything to happen any time soon. By making this as an achievement for the Finance Minister, the Mainstream Media (MSM) may have inadvertently made him responsible for the extradition and every time there is a delay, the Finance Minister will be on the spot.

There are as many as 131 pending pleas for extradition of wanted criminals from Britain by India alone.

UK has been traditionally the largest sanctuary to not just money launderers and fraudsters but foreign terrorists and extremists as well. Everybody, who is somebody in the world of terrorism, has found a rear base in the UK.

There are as many as 131 pending pleas for extradition of wanted criminals from Britain by India alone.

Below are just some of the cases of individuals wanted in India and living in Britain:

  1. Vijay Mallya (financial offences)

  2. Lalit Modi (financial offences)

  3. Ravi Shankaran (accused in the Indian Navy war room leak case)

  4. Tiger Hanif (wanted in connection with two bomb attacks in Gujarat in 1993)

  5. Nadeem Saifi (music director accused and acquitted in the Gulshan Kumar murder)

  6. Raymond Varley (accused in child abuse cases in Goa)

  7. Lord Sudhir Choudhrie (one of India’s most notorious arms-dealers and Italian consortium’s middleman in Finmeccanica helicopter scandal)

  8. Several individuals related to the Khalistan movement

  9. Several individuals related to the LTTE

  10. Several individuals related to ISIS

Even MQM leader Altaf Hussein resides in London, under the protection of the British government (UK), which has refused Pakistani government requests for his extradition to face trial for murder.

Category B has all of the remaining countries. India falls under this category 2B.

India and Britain signed an extradition treaty in December 1993, but Indian circles in London do not remember a single individual wanted by India being extradited.

As per the extradition process UK has divided countries on the basis of priority for extradition.

The highest priority (Category 1) is given to countries of the European Union. Most of the remaining countries of the world fall in Category 2. Now here’s where it gets interesting.

Category 2 is further divided into 2- A and B. A has all the rich and powerful allies of the UK (USA, Russia, Israel, Australia etc.).

Category B has all of the remaining countries. India falls under this category 2B.

A senior official speaking to Hindustan Times said, “Unless Mallya himself returns to India, there is virtually no chance of India being able to secure his extradition through normal channels.”

To keep things in perspective UK is the third largest source of foreign direct investment in India. And India is the third largest source of FDI (in terms of the number of projects) in the UK, after the US and France. Recently more than $13.7 billion worth of commercial deals were signed between India and UK.

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