UK court accepts evidence against Mallya, inches closer to extradition

London: In a major relief to India, the United Kingdom’s Westminster Magistrates court on Friday accepted all the evidence submitted by the CBI and fixed the next date of hearing on July 11 while hearing argument in the Vijay Mallya extradition case.

Oral submissions will be made on closing arguments to be submitted in writing to Judge Emma Arbuthnot of the Westminster Magistrate’s Court over the next two months.

Earlier in the day, when Mallya was back in court for the hearing, the CBI received a boost as the judge confirmed that the bulk of evidence submitted by Indian authorities will be admissible.

Known for his liquor business, Mallya is wanted in India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to Rs 9,000 crore.

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