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TV, private toilet! CBI flaunts enough space, sunlight in Arthur Road Jail for Vijay Mallya in video to UK court

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To convince Westminster Court CBI has sent a video so that Vijay Mallya could be extradited, the video is of the barrack where Mallya will be lodged in Arthur Road jail in Mumbai. The video is of eight-minutes and is shot in barrack number 12 of the Arthur Road jail, which shows that Mallya has enough space to live in there and most importantly the barrack gets enough sunlight, CBI sources said.

Lawyers of Mallya opposed the extradition of the Kingfisher owner to India saying that barrack within the compound walls of the jail would not get enough natural light. They also raised the issue by saying Indian jails are overcrowded and there is a lack of security. Based on the plea by Mallya’s lawyers, on July 31 UK court asked the CBI to send the video of the barrack where Mallya would be kept.

The video clearly shows that Mallya would have large windows which will give him sunlight and he will also free to stroll in the courtyard of the jail. Mallya will also have a TV and a private toilet. And like other prisoners he will also have the access to the library in the jail. CBI has already told the Westminster court that Mallya will be provided with a lot of security and that the jail is fully covered under CCTV. The Westminster has also been given evidence of hygiene in the barrack and medical facilities in the jail, said sources. September 12 is the date scheduled for the last hearing of the case.