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Mallya extradition case: Next hearing in UK court in Nov


London :  The Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Thursday fixed November 20 as the date for the next hearing of liquor baron Vijay Mallya in the ongoing extradition case over economic offences in India.

In a June hearing at the London court, in a major setback to India, the court had expressed that New Delhi had not provided evidence to Mallya yet, who is battling a slew of cases in India over his default case involving Rs. 9,000 crore worth loans to a clutch of public sector banks.

The 61-year-old liquor baron has been out on bail since his arrest in April in London.

Earlier, at least 53 persons, including Mallya, faced prosecution complaints from the Directorate of Enforcement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, and they are absconding, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said in July, reports ANI.