Force India boss Vijay Mallya has been arrested today in connection with charges of fraud and conspiracy in his native India. Mallya has long been sought by Indian authorities in connection with dealings regarding his now closed Kingfisher Airlines business, and according to the London Metropolitan Police the eccentric Indian team owner has been arrested this morning under an extraction warrant from the Indian government. "Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Extradition Unit have this morning, Tuesday 18 April arrested a man on an extraction warrant," say the Metropolitan Police said in a statement released today. "Vijay Mallya, 61, was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud. "He was arrested after attending a central London police station, and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later today, 18 April." How the latest setback for Mallya will affect his Force India Formula One team remains to be seen, however since Mallya and former business partner Roy Sahara have been dealing with their various legal issues the day to day management of the Silverstone based squad has largely fallen to his race team executives, including the respected and experience Bob Fernley. More news as it becomes available... For more on the world of Formula One here at RaceDepartment check out our Formula One sub forum for the latest news, discussions and race reports. If you love motorsport like we do, then get yourself involved in the conversation and join in with this incredible community! Do you think the arrest of Mallya could impact Force India's position in Formula One? Let us know in the comments section below!