London, Feb. 14 -- Lawyers for India and controversial businessman Vijay Mallya sparred in the high court of England and Wales on Thursday, with the former accusing his defunct Kingfisher Airlines of "absolute and outrageous lies" while seeking bank loans, and the latter alleging "a series of errors" in India's case.

The appeal is against the Westminster Magistrates Court's December 18 judgement clearing his extradition to India to face charges of financial offences worth around 9000 crores.

Mallya, who has been on bail since his arrest in 2016, was present in court. Officials from CBI and ED were also present, besides those from the Indian high commission. The judgement is expected later this month.

According to Mark Summers, Crown Pros...