In a major legal setback and perhaps opens up his chances of been extradited to India soon, embattled former King of Good Times Vijay Mallya has lost his application seeking leave to appeal in the UK Supreme Court.
This is his second rebuff from the UK court which in April 20 dismissed his appeal against a Westminster Magistrates’ Court’s extradition order certified by the UK home secretary. Mallya had 14 days to file this application to seek permission to move the higher court on the high court judgment.
The latest ruling will now go back for re-certification and the process of extradition should be triggered within 28 days.
The UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Mallya’s appeal to certify a point of law was rejected on all three counts, of hearing oral submissions, grant a certificate on the questions as drafted, and grant permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Before the UK Supreme Court ruling Mallya once again reiterated his desire to repay the amount due in a tweet
Congratulations to the Government for a Covid 19 relief package. They can print as much currency as they want BUT should a small contributor like me who offers 100% payback of State owned Bank loans be constantly ignored ? Please take my money unconditionally and close.
— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) May 14, 2020