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The Supreme Court Today asked the Centre to file status report in six weeks pertaining to the proceedings pending in the United Kingdom on extradition of businessman Vijay Mallya to India. The direction comes a month after the centre told the apex court that Mallya could not be extradited to India until a separate secret legal process in the UK, of judicial and confidential nature was resolved.
India has been pressing the UK to extradite Mallya after he lost his appeals in the British Supreme Court against his extradition to India to face money laundering and fraud charges.However, to this the UK government had indicated that Mallya was unlikely to be extradited to India anytime soon as there was a legal issue required to be resolved before his extradition could be arranged.
The bench of Justices U U Lalit and Ashok Bhushan after a brief hearing in the matter adjourned the contempt case against Mallya to the third week of January.