MALLYA FLEW OUT ON MARCH 2, CENTRE TELLS SC
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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