A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will attend extradition trial of fugitive industrialist Vijay Mallya, who is facing a probe by the agency into alleged loan defaults of over Rs. 9,000 crore in a London court from Monday.
India’s case to bring back the 61-year old businessman will be represented through the Crown Prosecution Service of the British government.
CBI sources said the team led by Special Director Rakesh Asthana left for London on Sunday and will remain present during the trial starting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Mallya, who had shifted to the UK in March 2016, is wanted in India on charges of defaulting on loans from various Indian banks amounting to 9,000 crore rupees.