MALLYA FLEW OUT ON MARCH 2, CEN­TRE TELLS SC

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Rocky Soibam Singh and Kalyan Subra­mani let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI/ BAN­GA­LORE: In­dus­tri­al­ist Vi­jay Mallya left In­dia on March 2 de­spite huge out­stand­ing loans and was most likely headed for Eng­land where he pos­sessed sev­eral as­sets, at­tor­ney gen­eral Mukul Ro­hatgi told the Supreme Court on Wed­nes­day.

Ro­hatgi said the value of Mallya’s as­sets out­side In­dia far ex­ceeded the un­paid loan amount owed to banks. The state­ment came on a day Bri­tish liquor gi­ant Di­a­geo Plc said it had al­ready paid Mallya Rs 269 crore of a Rs 515 crore set­tle­ment plan. “On March 2 banks had moved the Debt Re­cov­ery Tri­bunal for freez­ing his pass­port and stop­ping him from leav­ing coun­try… I am now told by CBI that on March 2, he has left the coun­try,” Ro­hatgi said. “Ask him to ap­pear be­fore the Supreme Court and bring his pass­port… We just want our money back… not af­ter any­body’s blood.”

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