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India's beer fugitive a step closer to facing charges at home

Vijay Mallya's case under scrutiny as other rich accused of wrongdoing fight extradition

Vijay Mallya pictured outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London in February. The liquor baron left India in 2016, just before local banks approached India's Supreme Court to stop him from leaving the country.   © Reuters

MUMBAI -- The U.K. High Court may have denied an appeal against extradition by Indian businessman Vijay Mallya, but it could still be some time before Delhi authorities get their hands on the fugitive who is planning on challenging that decision.

Law enforcement agencies in India accuse Mallya of allegedly diverting bank loans given to his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines to his Force India Formula One racing team and other businesses. He is also being charged with misleading banks to get those loans.

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