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Its not just Vijay Mallya, government trying to bring back 58 other looters who have fled India!

Just a week back, the UK court gave verdict against Vijay Mallya giving permission to extradite him to India. This was regarded as a major victory to Modi government. Those people who thought Mallya could never be brought back and was safe in UK, have been shaken to the core.

But the Modi government is not just aiming to get back Mallya, but 58 other looters who have fled India are also being tried to get back to India. The government informed Parliament on Wednesday that Vijay Mally, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Nitin and Chetan Sandesara, Lalit Modi, and European middlemen Guido Ralph Haschke and Carlo Gerosa are among 58 economic offenders living abroad who are being pursued through look out circulars (LoCs), Interpol red notices and extradition requests.

Out of these 58, the government and investigation agencies CBI, ED and DRI — are currently pursuing at least 16 extradition has already been extradited recently from the UAE, UK, Belgium, Egypt, the US and Antigua and Barbuda. The detailed reply filed by the ministry of external affairs in Lok Sabha on Wednesday reveals that government has sent fresh extradition requests for VVIP chopper scam middlemen —Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa to Italy in October. TOI Report

According to reports, the CBI had sent extradition notice Gerosa in November 2017 and Haschke in January 2018, which was sent back by the Italian authorities. Investigators say that Haschke and Gerosa are important to connect the missing link in VVIP chopper scam as Christian Michel

has already been extradited recently from the UAE.   TOI Report

When asked about the Nirav Modi, the MEA said, that while a red notice has already been issued against him in August while separate extradition requests have been sent to the UAE against the diamantaire, his brother Neeshal and close aide Subhash Parab, since they may visit there.

For Neeshal, separate extradition request has also been sent to Egypt. TOI Report
Two other extradition notices have been sent for Choksi to Antigua and a red notice has recently been issued against him by the Interpol, making him an international fugitive. Gujarat-based businessman Ashish Jobanputra and his wife Priti have also been given extradition notice to US.Lalit Modi who is involved in IPL money trail is also been served LRs which were sent to Singapore, Hong Kong, the UAE and Mauritius while hunt is also on for middlemen Deepak Talwar (said to be in the UAE) and Sanjay Bhandari. TOI Report

Sandesaras, who is accused of cheating banks of Rs 5,000 crore through their company Sterling Biotech has been given red corner notice.

Chetan, Nitin, Dipti Sandesaras and one Hiteshkumar Patel who were all involved in looting banks, will be soon got to India.
So, the Modi government is not just interested in getting back Mallya, but many other looters who have cheated India and Indian banks will be soon brought back and made to pay the due. For media or opposition the Vijay Mallya issue may be a gimmick and TRP issue, but for Modi government it is a matter of country’s prestige and recovering the loss caused by these looters.

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