India asks Britain to deport liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya over money laundering probe

India's Foreign Ministry has asked Britain to deport Vijay Mallya, who is embroiled in money laundering investigations.
India's Foreign Ministry has asked Britain to deport Vijay Mallya, who is embroiled in money laundering investigations.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday (April 28) that it has asked Britain to deport the embattled former airline boss Vijay Mallya, who is embroiled in money laundering investigations.

"As of today, the ministry has written to the High Commission of the UK in Delhi requesting the deportation of Sri Vijay Mallya so that his presence can be secured for investigations against him under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002," ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup told journalists.