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Awkward start to Mallya case in Westminster court

DNDEL12507 | 12/5/2017 | Author : Mandy Clark | WC :358 | International


It was a dramatic start to the highly anticipated extradition case of Vijay Mallya, the Indian magnate accused of $1.4 billion fraud by the government authorities.
Moments before his 10am hearing, an alarm forced evacuation of the court house. The flamboyant businessman had to stand outside of Westminster Magistrates Court while a hostile scrum of international reporters peppered him with questions. He didn’t comment. He paced for 45 mins but he couldn’t shake the throng of journalists.
Nearly an hour later, his hearing begins with the opening remarks of the lawyer representing the Indian government, Mark Summers.
In his opening statement he says the focus will be on three Kingfisher loans.
It’s clear that this will
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