UK home office approves Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India

Vijay Mallya leaves after his extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court, in London, Britain, December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Files

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India, The Times of India reported late on Monday.

The move comes after a UK court in December ruled that Mallya should be extradited from Britain to India to face fraud charges resulting from the collapse of his defunct Kingfisher Airlines.