India to UK: Help extradite fugitives Mallya, Lalit Modi
New Delhi: India on Wednesday sought the help of the United Kingdom for early extradition of liquor baron Vijay Mallya and former IPL honcho Lalit Modi and in locating diamantaire Nirav Modi during the third Indo-UK home affairs dialogue here.New Delhi also asked London not to allow the British territory to be used for anti-India activities by Kashmiri and Khalistani separatists.The Indian delegation was led by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and the visiting team was led by UK Home Office Second Permanent Secretary Patsy Wilkinson, a senior Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) official said.“We have sought the help of the UK authorities in expediting the extradition of our wanted persons. The process is on and everyone knows that due to our proactive action Mallya had to go to a court in the UK,” the official said.India also sought the UK’s assistance in extradition of alleged cricket bookie Sanjiv Kapur and legal help in prosecution of 16 other alleged criminals.During the dialogue meeting it is learnt that the Indian side communicated the country’s concerns on the recent activities of certain extremists and radical elements (Kashmiri and Khalistani separatists) in the UK. “The UK delegation was urged to maintain vigil over the activities of such elements and take appropriate action, including timely sharing of intelligence,” the official said.During the dialogue, India also raised the visa problems faced by its nationals, including delays in visas to students, the high amount charged for UK visas and lengthy waiting period for tourist visas. Matters related to the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and strengthening of intelligence-sharing mechanism were also taken up, the official added.