Vijay Mallya arrested in London in money laundering case; secures bail immediately

Vijay Mallya

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya was arrested in London in a money laundering case but was released shortly thereafter on bail, according to news reports. He was arrested earlier on 18 April based on a chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and later released on bail.

Vijay Mallya beat his own record of securing bail after the high-profile arrest, on Tuesday, by securing bail in less than 30 minutes.

"I have not eluded any court".

Mallya has gone on record to state that the money laundering charges against him are "wild, baseless and deliberately fabricated". In the same month, India revoked Mallya's diplomatic passport and his global travel was also banned, according to The Indian Express.

Mallya has been battling the Indian government's attempts to extradite him to India to face charges relating to fraud and money laundering. Mallya has been living in the United Kingdom since 2016. Mallya insisted he was innocent and denied fleeing the charges in his homeland, following the legal hearing in London in June.

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However, she concurred with Mallya's defence team that there should be "nothing coming out of the woodwork" because if further evidence keeps coming in it could put the December 4 trial date at "risk".

Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was arrested in April by Scotland Yard on India's request and was let out on bail.

In February, India handed over a request for extradition from the CBI to the UK High Commission in New Delhi.

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya was arrested in London, on Tuesday, for his alleged role in a money laundering case in which Indian investigative agencies are trying to secure his extradition.

The trial in the extradition case against Mallya is scheduled to begin for two weeks from December 4.

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