Those who have “looted the poor and the middle classes will have to return what they have looted,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, on a day businessman Vijay Mallya was arrested in London on loan default charges.
“Indeed. There is no place for corruption in India. Those who looted the poor & middle classes will have to return what they have looted,” he tweeted.
He was responding to a tweet by a follower who wrote that “…corruption not only robs us of hard earned money but also of our dignity.”
Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was arrested in London by Scotland Yard on India’s request for his extradition in a loan default case.
Senior Indian officials described his arrest as the first salvo in the case, which will now involve a legal process in the UK to determine if Mallya can be extradited to India to face charges in Indian courts.