A UK court has admitted the documentation filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation which is seeking the extradition of former liquor baron, Vijay Mallya. The documentation also details the facilities at the Arthur Road jail that would be provided to Mallya. Hearing in the case would resume on July 11.
Indian officials expressed happiness over the speed at which the case was progressing. They cited earlier cases that dragged for years and were eventually unsuccessful.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had discussed with UK Prime Minister Theresa May extradition cases of individuals sought by both countries during the former's visit to London earlier this in April month, with Modi mainly mentioning those of economic offenders such as Mallya.
Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot, who has described the Mallya case as a 'jigsaw puzzle', gave a ruling on the admissibility of over 150 pages of documents submitted by Indian agencies, setting out bank officials' statements on loans to Mallya.