External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a strong retort to his British counterpart Theresa May on Vijay Mallya’s extradition case. Addressing her annual press conference on the completion of 4 years of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Swaraj said,”Prime Minister Modi told British Prime Minister that UK courts asking about the condition of Indian jails is not right, as these are the same prisons where they had jailed our leaders like Gandhi and Nehru.”
Prime Minister Modi’s stern message to the British PM was conveyed when the two leaders met in London in April, during the meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and discussed Mallya’s extradition, wherein he had complained to the UK courts about the conditions of Indian jails.
Furthermore Swaraj said, “We have sent out Mallya’s extradition request. One of the cases in the court is by the State Bank of India (SBI) consortium, which involves 12 banks. They have won the case and the money can now be recovered.”