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UK court asks for video of jail where Vijay Mallya will be lodged


London, July 31: A UK court has asked for a video of the prison in India, where Vijay Mallya will be lodged. The directive came when the court was hearing the extradition proceedings against the former liquor baron.

Vijay Mallya

The matter will be heard in three weeks, during which the video would have to be submitted before the court. Mallya through his lawyers has often argued about the poor conditions in Indian jails, while defending his case against an extradition.

The extradition proceedings against Vijay Mallya has reached a concluding stage. The Crown Prosecution Service would present its final submissions on behalf of India.

Mallya, it may be recalled had suffered a setback in a case related to debt recovery brought by 13 banks. A spokesperson for the CPS said that the next hearing is on July 31.

The judgment that will include a recommendation to the home secretary under the Extradition Act, 2003, is likely to be delivered in September, when the court resumes after the summer recess; both sides will have opportunities to appeal.

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