Hours after his extradition to India was approved by the UK government, fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya on February 4 said he will initiate the appeal process. The 63-year-old business tycoon had been found to have a case to answer before the Indian courts by Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on December 10, 2018.
According to the money control, Under the Extradition Treaty procedures, the Chief Magistrate’s verdict was sent to Home Secretary Sajid Javid because only he was authorised to order Mallya’s extradition.
Javid, the UK’s senior-most Pakistani-origin minister, had two months from that date to sign off on that order.
The UK Home Office confirmed on February 4 that after considering all matters, Javid had signed Mallya’s extradition order on February 3.