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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Praised Indian Democracy and Wants stronger Business Ties with India
New Delhi 23rd April, 2022: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in India for his meet with Prime Minister Modi. He praised Modi for his warm gesture of his reception. Also, he praised Modi for his people in Gujarat, as he felt very warm being in Ahmedabad. It was his first and also ever first visit of any British PM to Gujarat.
Boris Johnson said the UK government wants them to be taken back to India for trial and it does not welcome people who want to use the British legal system to evade the law here in India.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that his government has ordered the extradition of economic fugitives wanted by India but there are legal technicalities that made the task "very difficult".
Answering a query related to the extradition of Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya at a press conference, Mr Johnson said the UK government wants them to be taken back to India for trial and it does not welcome people who want to use the British legal system to evade the law here in India.
"On the two individuals that you mentioned, the extradition case, there are legal technicalities that made it very difficult. But what I can tell you is that the UK government has ordered their extradition," Boris Johnson said.
"We have said from our point of view we want them to be taken back to India for trial, perhaps I should just say, we welcome people, who have talent and brilliance coming from India coming to the UK, we don't welcome people who want to use our legal system to evade the law here in India," he added.
Earlier in the day, addressing a special press briefing on UK PM visit, Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla said the issue of economic fugitives figured in talks with the British Prime Minister and the government conveyed that the extradition of these offenders is a high priority as they need to be back to face India's justice system.