London, Feb. 12 -- The high court of England and Wales will hear over three days from Tuesday an appeal from controversial businessman Vijay Mallya, who is arguing that the government of India does not have a case against him while seeking his extradition in the case of alleged financial irregularities amounting to over Rs.9,000 crore.

Under the UK's extradition law, a prima facie case needs to be established before a decision can be taken to extradite the requested person. The Westminster Magistrates Court ruled in December 2018 that there is a prima facie case of fraud, but the high court allowed Mallya to appeal against it in July 2019.

Mallya's extradition case rests on the charge that he and his companies conspired to defraud the IDB...