Vijay Mallya spotted watching India vs Australia at The Oval



Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, who is facing money laundering charges here in India, turned up to enjoy India vs Australia at The Oval in London on Sunday. As a reporter made his way to Vijay Mallya with his mic, he quizzes the embattled businessman about his chances for the hearing. While the troubled businessman is seen making a good attempt ignoring the question, he finally turned around and responded with a curt, I am here to watch the game. Mallya who is facing extradition proceedings in the UK for defrauding Indian banks to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore was spotted standing outside the stadium with his ticket as the game was about to start. #WATCH London: Vijay Mallya arrives at The Oval cricket ground to watch #IndvsAus match; says, I am here to watch the game. #WorldCup2019 pic.twitter.com\/RSEoJwsUr9 In 2018, Mallya attended the last day of the fifth Test between India and England at The Oval. A year before in 2017, he was spotted in the VIP section of the stadium when India played Pakistan in the Champions Trophy. While it was not surprising to see the fugitive businessman who is known for his high-flying lifestyle in India attending a cricket game, he appeared less brazen this time around. READ ALSO | India vs Australia LIVE score: Hardik, Kohli look to take India past 350 run mark In March 2016, Mallya had fled to the UK prompting India to file an extradition request. Last year, the Westminster Court and the UK home office approved the extradition order over charges of money laundering, conspiracy and fraud. London: Vijay Mallya arrives at The Oval cricket ground to watch #IndvsAus match; says, I am here to watch the game. #WorldCup2019 pic.twitter.com\/3eCK1wQHDq In February this year, the UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed the Westminster Magistrates Court extradition order but Mallya filed an appeal in the UK High Court which while already rejected on paper by a judge is still slated for an oral hearing on July 2. The embattled businessman has often argued that he has the means to pay off his debts but the government wont allow the use of these assets to clear the debts.