Force India Formula 1 boss arrested in London

Vijay Mallya

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.”

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