Force India Formula 1 boss arrested in London
Force India Formula 1 boss Vijay Mallya has been arrested in London.
The Indian businessman is the subject of charges of fraud and conspiracy in India regarding a loan to his former Kingfisher Airlines business.
India lodged a request for Mallya’s extradition on February 8 under the Extradition Treaty between India and the UK.
“Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Extradition Unit have this morning, Tuesday 18 April arrested a man on an extraction warrant,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
“Vijay Mallya, 61, was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud.
“He was arrested after attending a central London police station, and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today, 18 April.”