HAMBURG: As India works hard to ensure return of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought his British counterpart Theresa May to bring back economic offenders from the country.
The liquor baron has been in the UK since 2016, escaping arrest warrants against him, while a court in London is also hearing a case regarding his return to India.
PM Modi today met the British prime minister during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg and sought UK's help in this regard.
Both leaders also talked about the complete range of India-UK ties.
Mr Mallya is wanted in India for Kingfisher Airlines' default on loans worth nearly Rs. 9,000 crore, has been in the UK since March 2016.
In April, he had attended a central London police station for his arrest and was released on conditional bail a few hours later after providing a bail bond worth 650,000 pounds, assuring the court of abiding by all conditions associated with extradition proceedings, such as the surrender of his passport and a ban on him possessing any travel documents.