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PM Modi seeks UK’s cooperation for returning escaped Indian economic offenders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his UK counterpart Theresa May on saturday during the G-20 summit in hamburg and asked for Britain’s cooperation for return of escaped Indian economic offenders.

His comments were indirectly aimed at Vijay Mallya who ows over Rs 9,000 crore to various Indian banks and has been living in self-imposed exile in Britain since March last year.

Modi and May held discussions about the complete range of India-UK ties.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay in a tweet after the meeting, said the Prime Minister asked for UK’s “cooperation for return of escaped Indian economic offenders”.

India and the UK had signed an Extradition Treaty in 1992 but it has not helped India with the Vijay Mallya case.

Wefornews Bureau

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