India asks UK to extradite Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, 57 others
India has asked the United Kingdom to extradite liquor baron Vijay Mallya, Christian Michel, who is an accused in the AgustaWestland helicopter scam, and 57 others, including members of some Sikh extremist groups.
A list of wanted individuals was handed over to the visiting delegation, led by British Prime Minister Theresa May, even as the two sides agreed on enhancing counter-terror measures but failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with outstanding visa issues, The Hindu has reported.
The list also includes Rajesh Kapoor, who is wanted in a case relating to child abduction, and former IPL chief Lalit Modi accused of money laundering. Two different courts on Friday issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) against industrialist Vijay Mallya in two different cases.
In return, Britain also asked for 17 people it seeks custody of under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, or against whom Letters Rogatories have been issued.
A proposal from the Union Home Ministry for a strategic dialogue at the level of Union Home Secretary to jointly deal with issues like terrorism, organised crimes, visa and immigration issues has also been approved by the two countries, the report added.
The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ms. May focused on greater cooperation to counter illegal activities and greater terrorism. “Our two countries understand the increasingly transnational challenge of terrorism which demands multilateral as well as bilateral cooperation,” said a joint statement issued at the end of bilateral discussion.