Vijay Mallya who was arrested by the Police in London has been granted bail by a Westminster court. The dramatic turnaround happened in a matter of three hours from when he was arrested on Tuesday.

The lawyer of the Enforcement Directorate said that Mallya getting bail is part of the usual procedure. Legal experts said that the bail is not a setback for India’s move to extradite Mallya and that it was expected.

Meanwhile, the Scotland Yard has confirmed that Mallya was arrested at the request of India.

“Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Extradition Unit have this morning, Tuesday 18 April arrested a man on an extraction warrant. Vijay Mallya, 61 (18/12/1955), was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud. He was arrested after attending a central London police station, and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today, 18 April,” a press statement by London Metropolitan Police said.

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