The UK High Court delivered its judgment on Monday, April 20, on controversial businessman Vijay Mallya's appeal against his extradition to India, marking the further dwindling of his legal options.
Dismissing Mallya's plea against the Indian government's extradition request, the high court of England and Wales paved way for the liquor baron to face charges of financial fraud worth an estimated Rs 9,000 crore.
Meanwhile, experts say that there will be no further legal recourse available in terms of the appeal process if this is also rejected.
The extradition case of Mallya will now go to UK home secretary, Priti Patel, for a final decision.
Mallya asks for govt's help
Earlier on March 31st, Mallya asked the Indian government to help employees of his companies.
In a series of tweets, he said: "Indian Government has done what was unthinkable in locking down the entire country. We respect that. All my Companies have effectively ceased operations."
"All manufacturing is closed as well. Yet we are not sending employees home and paying the idle cost. Government has to help."
On staying safe and maintaining social distancing, Mallya said: "Important to stay safe and maintain social distancing which can effectively be achieved by staying home and enjoying home time with family and pets. I am doing the same. We all have a sense of bravado but it's not worth challenging an unknown enemy which isn't Pulwama or Kargil."
Mallya also reiterated his request to pay banks and offered to return 100 per cent of the amount borrowed by Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) to the concerned banks.
"I have made repeated offers to pay 100 per cent of the amount borrowed by KFA to the banks. Neither are banks willing to take money and neither is the ED willing to release their attachments which they did at the behest of the banks. I wish the FM would listen in this time of crisis," he tweeted.
Vijay Mallya fled India in March 2016 and has been living in the United Kingdom since then.