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Bank fraud accused Vinay Mittal extradited from Indonesia

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Industrialist Vinay Mittal, who was wanted by the Central Bureau of Investigation for allegedly cheating banks of ₹40 crore, has been extradited from Indonesia to face trial in the cases pending against him.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs’ website, his extradition was cleared on September 20.

The CBI had registered FIRs against Mr. Mittal and others in 2014 and 2016 for allegedly cheating Corporation Bank and Punjab National Bank. Following investigations, seven chargesheets were also submitted to the special courts in Delhi and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

As he fled the country, the CBI got an Interpol Red Notice issued against him after he was declared an absconder by the court. He and his family members were finally tracked down to Bali in Indonesia. On India’s request, through the Red Notice, the Indonesian authorities detained him in January last year.

After the Indonesian President cleared his extradition, he was brought back and sent to judicial custody. One Mohammad Yahya, wanted in a case of bank fraud involving ₹46 lakh, was also deported from Bahrain recently.

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