UK P M Boris Johnson said “want them back for trial” on Extradition of Mallaya and Modi

Apr23,2022 #Boris Johnson
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Paridhi Arya

Published on April 23, 2022 at 16:31 IST

After the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the media and stated that order for extradition of economic fugitive of India has been passed.

Johnson said “There are technicalities that have made it very difficult (but) the UK government has ordered their extradition and, from our point of view, we want them taken back to India for trial…”

‘We don’t welcome, I want to make it absolutely clear now, people who want to use our legal system to evade the law in India,” said by Johnson.

The request made by India for expedition has been noted by the Boris Johnson informed by foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shiringla.

“On issue of economic offenders, we’ve been pursuing this matter for some time at different levels with the UK. Our objective is to bring back those economic fugitives who’re wanted in India to face justice in this country. Matter was discussed during the bilateral talks.” Satated by Harsh Vardhan Sringla

Vijaya Mallaya who had done offences of fraud and money laundering wanted in India is in United Kingdom since 2016.

Nirav Modi who was a diamond merchant of India flee United Kingdom when his PNB fraud case came into light and who is currently serving in London’s Wandsworth Prison. He has also made an appeal against his extradition order.

Their extradition orders are signed by Sajid Javid who was Home Secretary in 2019.

The Prime Ministers in their bilateral talk had also discussed the Ukraine war where Narendra Modi pointed out that every nation need to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other country.

He also laid stress on need to solve this matter with diplomacy and dialogue so that immediate ceasefire could be possible.

Both nations agreed on the need for a free Indo-Pacific.

Boris Johnson said “Since last year, the threats of autocratic coercion have grown even further, therefore it is vital we deepen our cooperation including our shared interest in keeping the Indo-Pacific open and free,”

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