Prime Minister Narendra Modi had passed on his despondency to his British partner, Theresa May, over British focus towards Indian jail conditions amid the local court hearings on the extradition of Vijay Mallya to India, as per External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj statement. She further informed that,
Modi, during a meeting with May in London last month, told her that it was not proper for courts to ask about the condition of Indian jails as the British themselves had kept Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and other Indian leaders in these prisons,.Swaraj revealed it at a press conference on Monday, 28 May, when asked by journalists on conditions in Indian prisons amid hearing in a British court over Vijay Mallya's extradition to India. Swaraj said PM amid his discussions with May on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), likewise raised the issue of deferral by British authorities in sending back Indian fugitives. Mallya's advocates have been contradicting the Indian government's supplication for extraditing him, referring to poor cleanliness and congestion in Indian jails. A British court is thinking about India's solicitations for the extradition of Mallya, who is confronting charges of money laundering and illegal tax avoidance adding up to around Rs 9,000 crore.