Govt talking to experts on Mallya deportation
NEW DELHI: The foreign ministry is consulting legal experts to deport liquor baron Vijay Mallya to face proceedings in a money laundering case, ministry spokesperson Vikas Swaroop said on Friday.
The comments came a day after the enforcement direct too rate approached the foreign ministry to initiate deportation proceeding seedings against Mallya, who is currently in thee United Kingdom. He is also under probe for defaulting on bank loans worth more than Rs9,000 crore.
“Now we are consulting legal experts,” Swaroop said, when asked about the ED request for deportation.
On Monday, a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai issued a non-bailable warrant against Mallya aafter the ED alleged the industrialist invested around half of a Rs950 crore loan from IDBI bank—take nb by his nowdefunct defunct King fish King fisher Airlines (KFA) — in properties outside the country.
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