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Modi seeks UK’s help in return of Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi

PTI
Published : Jul 9, 2017, 1:41 am IST
Updated : Jul 9, 2017, 5:47 am IST

Modi on Saturday met his UK counterpart during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit here and sought UK’s help in this regard.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: AP)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: AP)

Hamburg: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pressed upon his British counterpart Theresa May to ensure United Kingdom’s cooperation to bring back economic offenders, amidst India working hard for the return of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya and former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

Mr Mallya has been in the UK for months, escaping arrest warrants against him, while a court in London is also hearing a case regarding his return to India.

 

Prime Minister Modi on Saturday met his UK counterpart during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit here and sought UK’s help in this regard. Both leaders also talked about the complete range of India-UK ties. 

In a tweet after the meeting, external affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said the PM asked for UK’s “cooperation for return of escaped Indian economic offenders”. Asked whether India seeking cooperation from the UK was limited to Mr Mallya or whether Mr Lalit Modi was also mentioned, Mr Baglay told reporters, “I don’t want to get into the specifics but the phrase used in the tweet is escaped economic offenders and it is plural.”

 

“These are the brief discussions at such forums where leaders mostly touch upon these top priority matters,” he told reporters here.    

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