Vijay Mallya was, on Thursday 14 May 2020, denied leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in his ongoing extradition case, thereby exhausting his final domestic avenue for challenge. Permission was refused on the basis that the case raises no issue of public importance.
Mr Mallya is wanted in India to face charges of fraudulent misrepresentation and conspiracy to defraud, dating back to 2012. He was arrested in London in 2017 and has been contesting extradition proceedings since then.
Ordinarily, extradition must take place within 28 days of the decision to refuse leave to appeal. However, this could be delayed if an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights is mounted and a stay ordered, or if Mr Mallya’s legal team were successful in bringing a human rights challenge to the High Court.