Extremists, Mallya, Nirav not welcome in UK: Boris Johnson

NEW DELHI: Britain doesn’t welcome people who want to use its legal system to evade the law here in India, said UK PM Boris Johnson when asked about the pending extradition of economic fugitives like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya. In his meeting with PM Narendra Modi, he said the UK is sensitive to India’s security concerns regarding the activities of pro-Khalistan forces in the UK.
Johnson said the UK government has ordered the extradition of Mallya and Nirav Modi and there are some legal technicalities that have made it very difficult.

India and UK also constituted a sub-group, under the Joint Working Group on Terrorism, on countering extremism in order to “further enhance cooperation between the two sides in ensuring that all possible actions are taken against groups and individuals based in or operating out of either country, seeking to incite violent extremism and terrorism and who are involved in financing such activities’’.
“Our objective is to bring back those economic fugitives who are wanted in India to face justice in the country. It was conveyed that this is high priority,’’ said foreign secretary Harsh Shringla.
“On the Khalistan issue, he took note of the point raised by us and he indicated that he was very sensitive to Indian concerns,’’ he added.
Johnson told Indian authorities he had zero tolerance for people who create issues that could impact on the relationship between the two countries.
At his presser, the British PM said, “We don’t tolerate extremist groups operating in the UK and targeting other countries”. He was asked about Khalistani elements in the UK.