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UK approves Vijay Mallya extradition to India

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved the extradition of Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya, who faces fraud charges back home.The move comes two months after a London court ruled that he should be sent back for trial.Mr Mallya, whose business empire once included Kingfisher beer, left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts of more than $1bn (£785m).He now has 14 days to appeal against the decision.He denies "fleeing" from India and says he made an "unconditional" offer to pay back the sum in full in July last year.High-profile figureMr Mallya built his fortune from Kingfisher beer before branching out into Indian cricket and Formula 1 racing. He set up the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines in 2005. He faces a raft of c ...
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