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Crowd Bids Goodbye To Vijay Mallya With 'Chor Hai' Chants After India's Game Against Australia At Oval

Leaving the stadium, accompanied by his mother, the crowd surrounded Mallya and resorted to sloganeering.

Crowd Bids Goodbye To Vijay Mallya With 'Chor Hai' Chants After India's Game Against Australia At Oval
Vijay Mallya attended the game with his son Siddhartha Mallya.
Crowd Bids Goodbye To Vijay Mallya With 'Chor Hai' Chants After India's Game Against Australia At Oval
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2019-06-10T15:05:37+05:30

Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who was at The Oval to watch India vs Australia game at the ICC Cricket World Cup in England, met with "Chor hai" chants as he made his way out of the stadium.

Leaving the stadium, accompanied by his mother, the crowd surrounded Mallya and resorted to sloganeering.

Asked how he would respond to the chants by the crowd, Mallya said, "I am making sure my mother doesn't get hurt."

Earlier in the day, Mallya attended the match between India and Australia and evaded questions on his extradition case.

He told ANI, "I am here to watch the game," and added that "preparations are underway for the next hearing scheduled in July."

The UK Home Office and the Westminster Court had last year ordered Mallya's extradition to India over charges of money laundering, fraud and conspiracy after he failed to convince authorities there that he has been made a victim of political intrigue.

On April 8, a UK court had denied permission to the fugitive businessman to appeal against his extradition order to India to face trial for alleged fraud and money laundering amounting to Rs 9,000 crore.

The 63-year-old liquor baron had approached the court against the February 5 order signed by the UK Home Secretary approving Mallya's extradition.

The rejection of Mallya's appeal is seen as a positive development for authorities in India who have been pushing for the extradition of the businessman who faces charges of loan frauds, money laundering and other economic offences.

A major breakthrough was achieved on December 10 when the Westminster Magistrate's Court found merit in the charges registered against Mallya in India and approved his extradition.

As per the case registered by the Enforcement Directorate, Mallya had allegedly paid USD 200,000 to a British firm and some European countries for displaying the logo of his now defunct Kingfisher airline in Formula One World Championships in London in 1996, 1997, and 1998.

The investigating agency also claimed that the money was paid without prior approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in violation of the FERA norms.

(With ANI inputs)

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