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UK Home Secretary Signs Extradition Order Of Vijay Mallya

New Delhi: UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has signed the extradition order of Vijay Mallya, less than two months after a UK court ordered fugitive Indian businessman Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India.

India has “welcomed” the decision, with government sources saying that they “await” the early completion of the legal process. Mallya said he would appeal against the order-he has 14 days to do so.

A spokesperson of the UK Home Office confirmed that Sajid Javid had signed Mallya’s extradition order on Sunday. Javid had to make a decision within two months of the day the case was sent to him.

“On February 3, the Secretary of State, having carefully considered all relevant matters, signed the order for Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India. Vijay Mallya is accused in India of conspiracy to defraud, making false representations and money laundering offences,” the spokesperson said.

While there was no official response from the Ministry of External Affairs, government sources said: “We have taken note of the decision of the UK Home Secretary to sign on the order for Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India. While we welcome the UK government’s decision in the matter, we await the early completion of the legal process for his extradition.”

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