The Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre to file status report in six weeks on the confidential legal proceedings pending in the United Kingdom on extradition of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to India. The Centre had on October 5 told the apex court that Mr. Mallya cannot be extradited to India until a separate secret legal process in the UK, which is judicial and confidential in nature is resolved .Also read: Secret legal matter holding up Vijay Mallya’s extradition: U.K. A bench of Justices U U Lalit and Ashok Bhushan asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to file status report in the matter in six weeks and posted it for hearing in the first week of January next year. The bench also refused to accept the plea of advocate E.C. Agarwala, appearing for Mr. Mallya in the apex court, seeking discharge from the case. Also read: Court issues LoR to U.S. for aiding CBI in probe against Vijay MallyaThe Centre had last month said it is not aware of the secret ongoing proceedings against Mallya in the UK as the government of India is not party to the process. Mr. Mallya, an accused in bank loan default case of over Rs… Read full this story
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