2019 World Cup: Vijay Mallya in the Oval for India vs Australia match

LONDON: Assaulted liquor magnate Vijay Mallya on Sunday he joined hundreds of cricket fans for India against Australia ICC Cricket World Cup match at the oval in london.

I'm here to watch the game, he said, as he entered the stadium with his ticket.

The former head of Kingfisher Airlines, 63, an avid fan of cricket, is wanted in India for fraud and money laundering for an alleged Rs 9,000 crore.

His most recent intervention on Twitter was also related to cricket, as he was praised at a new Indian restaurant and sports bar called Ooty Station in central London, which opened on Friday.

They invited me to a preview. Superb in all Sports Bar. I enjoyed the best food in South India and an exotic cocktail list watching the exciting cricket. The only place to be in London to enjoy a premium Sports Bar and award-winning food, read the tweet by Mallya, who remains on bail when he challenges an extradition order issued by a UK court last year.

He continued with a series of interventions on social networks to offer a 100 percent refund to Indian state banks to cover his Kingfisher Airlines debt, now defunct.

After the extradition order of the Westminster Court of Magistrates was signed by the UK Secretary of the Interior, Sajid Javid, in February, Mallya filed an appeal with the UK High Court that has already been rejected on paper. a judge and is scheduled for an oral hearing on July 2. .

The so-called renewal request seeks permission to appeal in Superior Court against Judge Emma Arbuthnot's decision in favor of extradition in December 2018. This will involve a brief hearing before a Superior Court judge, where his lawyers will continue to defend his case against being extradited to India.

It will mark one of the final stages of the appeals process in the United Kingdom, since the chances of obtaining a permit to appeal to the Supreme Court are unlikely if permission to appeal at the stage of the High Court is denied.

Mallya would have the option to address the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) based in Strasbourg, France, to argue against his extradition to India on human rights grounds when trying to prove a real threat of harm or torture.

Meanwhile, the bail of the employer in an extradition order executed by Scotland Yard in April 2017 entails a bail of 650,000 pounds and other restrictions on his trip.

At the end of a year of extradition proceedings in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London last December, Judge Arbuthnot found clear evidence of the dispersion and misapplication of the loan funds and accepted a prima facie case of fraud and a conspiracy to launder money against Mallya, as presented by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on behalf of the Government of India.

The court had also fired the bars for extradition because of the prison conditions under which the businessman would be kept, as the judge accepted the guarantees of the Indian government that he would receive all the necessary medical attention in the barracks. in the Arthur Road prison in Mumbai.

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