In yet another court ruling the embattled Liquor baron Vijay Mallya has suffered a major set-back in his attempt to thwart of extradition to India. According to media reports a UK High Court has reportedly rejected his plea against extradition .
Mallya, now, has the option to appeal to the Supreme Court, which may involve at least another six weeks.
Mallya, who is facing charges of fraud, money laundering and violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), had appealed against the decision of UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid to extradite him to India.
Mallya had earlier slammed the NDA government and the public sector banks for their “double standards”. He said the PSU banks bailed out Jet Airways, they allowed his Kingfisher Airlines to “fail ruthlessly”.
Mallya said, “BJP spokesman eloquently read out my letters to PM Manmohan Singh and alleged that PSU Banks under the UPA Government had wrongly supported Kingfisher Airlines.”
“Media decimated me for writing to the current PM. I wonder what has changed now under the NDA Government,” he added