New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry on Thursday said that the UK government has assured India that it will help in the early extradition of economic offenders.
MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said during a press briefing today, the UK conveyed that there are some legal hurdles because of the nature of the criminal justice system in the country but they are aware of the issue added will help them extradite at the earliest.
The issue of extradition of economic offenders was discussed in the India-UK summit on May 4, he added.
For Nirav Modi, UK Secretary State on April 15 ordered his extradition to India, he's seeking to appeal against it but continues to stay in custody. We'll make sure they're extradited at earliest, he said.
"No update on Mehul Choksi this week, he remains in Dominican authorities' custody. For Nirav Modi, UK Secy State on April 15 ordered his extradition to India, he's seeking to appeal against it but continues to stay in custody. We'll make sure they're extradited at the earliest," said MEA.
Bagchi said India will continue to make all efforts to make fugitives face justice in India.
Last month, during the virtual meeting with the UK PM Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that economic offenders -Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi - should be sent back to India at the earliest for a trial.
Bagchi further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be participating in the outreach sessions of the UK-hosted G7 virtual summit in Cornwall this month. It will be held virtually on June 12 and 13.
Bagchi on Thursday also said, "In accordance with the G7 invitation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in outreach sessions on June 12 and 13, virtually."
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