New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to file a status report within six weeks on the confidential legal proceedings pending in the United Kingdom on extradition of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to India.
A bench of Justices UU Lalit and Ashok Bhushan was hearing a contempt case in which Mallya was held guilty.
On August 31, the top court had directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to ensure the presence of Mallya to appear before it on October 5.
It had also dismissed Mallya’s plea seeking a review of the 2017 verdict that held him guilty of contempt for transferring $40 million to his children in violations of court orders.
However, on October 5, the Centre had said it was not aware of the secret ongoing proceedings against Mallya in the UK as the government of India was not a party to the process.
During Monday’s hearing, when the bench asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta about the timeframe of proceeding pending in the UK, he said they have no information about it from the London High Commission.