Vijay Mallya moves the UK Supreme Court to stop extradition

LONDON: besieged liquor baron Vijay Mallya He has moved to the UK Supreme Court to try to stop his extradition to India.

The 64-year-old man has filed an application for permission to appeal to the high court against the higher court's decision (on April 20) to dismiss his appeal against extradition. Mallya had 14 days from April 20 to file an application in the higher court requesting authorization to appeal.

On Monday, a spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed: “Mallya has filed a request to appeal the High Court ruling in the Supreme Court. The Indian authorities have until May 14 to respond to your request, and then the higher court will make a decision. ”

On April 20, the administrative court of the higher court dismissed Mallya's appeal in which he had argued that there was no prima facie case of fraud or money laundering against him.

However, the judges ruled that there was a prima facie case of fraud for false representation, conspiracy to defraud, as well as a prima facie case of money laundering.

The higher court will now decide whether to certify that your case involves a point of law of general public importance and also whether to grant Mallya permission to appeal to the supreme court. If they certify but deny permission to appeal, you have 14 days from that date to request permission to appeal directly to the supreme court.

If the superior court does not certify a point of law, then the supreme court has no jurisdiction and must be extradited within 28 days of the decision. You could also go to the European Court of Human Rights at any time to request a court order preventing your transfer to India on human rights grounds.

Mallya is accused of conspiring to defraud IDBI Bank causing and allowing you to sanction and disburse loans to Kingfisher Airlines in the order of Rs 1,100 crore during October-November 2009, with the intention of not paying the loans.

You are also accused of providing false information regarding Kingfisher's profitability, and regarding the value or availability of securities that the bank can trust, to make a profit for itself and cause a loss to the bank by the disbursement. of the loans

Mallya is also accused of conspiring with others to hide, disguise, convert, transfer, or eliminate the proceeds of the loans.