MEA refuses to share details on extradition of fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi

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New Delhi, May 15 (PTI) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has refused to share details on the extradition of fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, citing an RTI clause that bars disclosure of information which would "impede the process of prosecution of offenders".

In a reply to an RTI query, it said requests for extradition of Mallya and Modi have been sent to the UK government.

"They are under the consideration of the concerned UK authorities. Copy of communications in this regard may not be provided under Section 8 (1) (h) of Right to Information (RTI) Act," the ministry said in response to the application filed by this PTI journalist.

The section bars disclosure of "information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders".