Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya has been arrested in a second money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) , the U.K.’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on October 3.
The 61-year-old businessman, out on bail on an extradition warrant executed by the Metropolitan Police earlier in 2017, will appearing before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London later in the day where he is expected to be get bail.
“Vijay Mallya has been arrested on money laundering charges and will be appearing in court today,” a CPS spokesperson said. The case is being probed by the ED and it had filed a charge sheet against him and others in a Mumbai court. The CPS will be arguing the case against Mr. Mallya on behalf of the Indian government.
Chief Magistrate Emma Louise Arbuthnot has been hearing Mr. Mallya’s extradition case at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on his previous arrest warrant executed by the Scotland Yard in April 2017. Mallya’s trial in that case is scheduled for two weeks, starting December 4. It remains to be seen if both cases will be clubbed together, which may lead to a delay in the trial date.