Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya was on Tuesday arrested by Scotland Yard in London. He will be presented before a court in Westminster.

Earlier in February, India had handed over a request for Mallya's extradition to the UK High Commission, saying it had a legitimate case against him in on charges of financial irregularities and loan default.

Mallya, who fled to Britain in March 2016 after being pursued in courts by banks seeking to recover about Rs.9,000 crore owed by his Kingfisher Airline, was charged with cheating and conspiracy by the CBI that filed a 1,000-page chargesheet against him.

(With inputs from agencies)