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India seeks tycoon's extradition, says UK nixes deportation

FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Indian business tycoon and owner of Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya gets into his car outside the Parliament in New Delhi, India. India will ask Britain to extradite Mallya to face charges of money laundering and bank demands that he pay back more than a billion dollars in loans extended to his now-defunct airline, the finance minister Arun Jaitley said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)

FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Indian business tycoon and owner of Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya gets into his car outside the Parliament in New Delhi, India. India will ask Britain to extradite Mallya to face charges of money laundering and bank demands that he pay back more than a billion dollars in loans extended to his now-defunct airline, the finance minister Arun Jaitley said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)  (The Associated Press)

India says it will ask Britain to extradite business tycoon Vijay Mallya to face charges of money laundering and bank demands that he pay back more than a billion dollars in loans extended to his now-defunct airline.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says the UK will not simply deport Mallya because he entered the country on a valid passport in March, though India revoked it a month later.

Jaitley told Indian lawmakers on Wednesday that India will begin extradition proceedings once official charges are filed against the businessman.

India's Enforcement Directorate is still gathering evidence as part of its investigation into the tycoon's debts totaling 94 billion rupees ($1.4 billion).