When asked about Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya, and other Khalistani fanatics, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated on Friday that extradition cases were stalled owing to legal technicalities.
“We’ve set up an anti-extremist task force to help India…UK govt ordered extradition…We don’t welcome people who want to use our legal system to evade the law in India,” The British PM mentioned.
#WATCH| On being asked about Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya &Khalistani extremists,British PM Boris Johnson said,"We've set up an anti-extremist task force to help India…UK govt ordered extradition…We don’t welcome people who want to use our legal system to evade the law in India." pic.twitter.com/rK3nV9xRG2
— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2022
“We don’t allow extremist organisations forming in the UK and endangering other nations, including India,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said, adding that the UK government has established an anti-extremist task force to assist India.
“The UK government has requested their extradition,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said when questioned about fugitives Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya, who have found asylum in the UK.
The British Prime Minister further stated that these individuals should be returned to India for trial. He also made it plain that anyone who uses the British judicial system to avoid facing charges in India would be rejected.
Vijay Mallya, an Indian businessman, is now battling extradition from the United Kingdom. Mallya is accused of fraud and money laundering in India, where he owes an estimated 9,000 crore to 17 Indian banks.
Meanwhile, Nirav Modi is a wanted Indian businessman who dealt in high-end diamond jewellery. He is the creator of the Nirav Modi diamond jewellery retail network. In the $2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, Modi is being investigated. In August 2018, the Indian government charged him in the PNB scam case with criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating, corruption, money laundering, fraud, embezzlement, and breach of contract.
Johnson addressed measures to strengthen security ties with India with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his maiden visit to the Indian capital as UK Prime Minister. India buys more than half of its military gear from Russia.
According to Johnson, the UK is also developing an open general export licence for India in order to reduce delivery times for defence equipment. At the moment, only the European Union and the United States have such permits.