Hearing in Vijay Mallya's extradition case postponed to 13 June

A UK court has postponed hearing arguments in the extradition case of embattled liquor-baron Vijay Mallya from the UK to 13 June, Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

The case was earlier scheduled for hearing on 17 May. The CPS will now be arguing on behalf of the Indian authorities when Mallya's extradition case comes up for hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London on 23 June.

"The next hearing is slated on June 13 for a case management hearing," said a CPS spokesperson as reported by a national daily on Saturday.

A four-member joint CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) team had arrived in London earlier this month.

"Our aim is to build a strong, infallible case and these meetings will help resolve issues across the table. The CPS will be arguing based on documents provided by CBI and ED, therefore a joint team is here to address queries they may have," official sources had said earlier.

Mallya, 61, whose now defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes over Rs9,000 crore to various banks in India, has been living in self-imposed exile in UK since March last year

He was arrested by Scotland Yard last month on fraud allegations, and was released on conditional bail a few hours later after providing a bail bond worth £650,000 and after assuring the court of abiding by all conditions associated with extradition proceedings, such as the surrender of his passport and a ban on him possessing any travel documents (See: Mallya gets bail from UK court; extradition still a long way off).