Extradition case of Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya in UK court

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Extradition case of Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya in UK court
F1 Force India team boss Vijay Mallya smiles as he arrives to attend a hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Investigators have accused the 62-year-old of paying $200,000 to a British firm for displaying his company Kingfisher's logo during the Formula One World Championships in London and some European countries in the 1990s.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) — Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya has resumed his long-running fight against extradition to India on money laundering allegations.

Mallya’s lawyer, Clare Montgomery, said in Westminster Magistrates Court Wednesday that the charges presented by the Indian government against Mallya are not justified.

The 62-year-old entrepreneur who wants to remain in Britain is accused by India of money laundering and conspiracy involving hundreds of millions of dollars

He has denied wrongdoing.

Mallya was once one of the wealthiest people in India with control of Kingfisher Airlines and other major businesses. He was also a prominent member of parliament before he resigned when he was about to be expelled.

He has been free on bail and is expected to appeal if the ruling goes against him.