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Vijay Mallya gets bail till April 2

Saturday, 13 January 2018 12:03
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LONDON,  JANUARY 12: The extradition hearing of Indian businessman Vijay Mallya continued on Thursday as the defence sought to challenge the admissibility of certain evidence, used by the prosecution in its efforts to return Mr. Mallya to India based on allegations of fraud, and money laundering.

The case has now been pushed back till late January at the earliest.

Mr. Mallya is bailed till April 2, and the next hearing, in which the defence will continue to contest the admissibility of evidence, will continue within the next three weeks, at a date to be determined.

The detailed challenge on Thursday involved a highly technical dissection of individual statements and sections of evidence and British and Indian case law. The defence sought to contest the portrayal of certain conversations between Mr. Mallya and his lawyers as a “blueprint” for dishonesty.

Lead barrister Clare Montgomery sought to challenge the prosecution’s suggestion that privilege didn’t apply in the case, because of iniquity. (Agencies)

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