INDIA FAILS TO DEPORT MALLYA BACK ,UK REJECTS DEPORTATION REQUEST
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday that the United Kingdom has informed that it cannot deport Vijay Mallya to India for not owning a valid Indian passport.
“The UK government has informed us that under the 1971 Immigration Act, the UK does not require an individual to hold a valid passport in order to remain in the UK if they have extant leave to remain as long as their passport was valid when leave to remain or enter the UK was conferred. At the same time the UK acknowledges the seriousness of the allegations and is keen to assist Government of India. They have asked GoI to consider requesting mutual legal assistance or extradition, ” said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.