Vikas Swarup
Vikas Swarup

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said that the United Kingdom is keen to assist Government of India against liquor baron Vijay Mallya who is facing money laundering charges in the country.

Addressing Media in capital, Swarup said “UK acknowledges the seriousness of allegations against #VijayMallya & is keen to assist GoI.”

“We’ve been informed,crown prosecution services would be willing to discuss key issues to consider with our High commission”, he added.

Earlier, United Kingdom has told India that it cannot deport liquor baron Vijay Mallya, but could consider an extradition request for him.