Vijay Mallya is unaware about his extradition: denied all speculations

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Vijay Mallya has denied the news that his extradition formalities in London had been completed. Vijay Mallya,who took a loan of more than 9 thousand crore rupees from public sector banks and fled away from the country. News agency IANS said on Wednesday that all extradition formalities in London had been completed. Vijay Mallya has already exercised all his legal rights in Britain.

Vijay Mallya's PA told the Times of India that he was unaware of any information related to his extradition. He said late Wednesday - "I have no idea of his return tonight." Asked if the media reports on Wednesday night were justified, Mallya told TOI in a WhatsApp message: "Only those people know what they say!"

A senior Indian High Commission official in London confirmed to TOI that Mallya would not be returning on Wednesday night, or anytime soon. "No extradition has taken place till now. The media has picked up an old CBI statement," he said. "The situation has not changed. It is delayed." TOI was told that the delay was because Home Secretary Preeti Patel has not signed Mallya's extradition for legal reasons.

Earlier, agencies had told the UK court during the hearing that Mallya would be brought to India soon and kept in the High Security Barrack at Arthur Road Jail. The Arthur Road Jail houses many of the underworld and large criminals and terrorists.

Mallya is accused in a loan scam worth 9 thousand crores. The loan was taken from 17 banks including SBI. After tightening the grip of Indian agencies, Mallya has also offered to return bank money several times. On 14 May, the Supreme Court in Britain refused to ban extradition.