India Asks UK to Deport Mallya UB chief, who had left India in early March, can approach British authorities for permission to continue his stay
Our Political Bureau
New Delhi: India has asked the UK to deport Vijay Mallya, who has been chased by banks over unpaid loans and interest running into to thousands of crores, citing revocation of his passport and a non-bailable warrant against him.
The foreign ministry has written to the High Commission of the UK in Delhi requesting the deportation of Mal- lya, so that his presence can be secured for investigations over money laundering, ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told a press meet on Thursday, four days after India revoked the businessman’s passport. The Indian High Commission in the UK will also be issuing a similar note verbaly to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Swarup said. The passport was revoked after a Mumbai court issued the arrest warrant aga- inst Mallya in connection with a probe into alleged fraud in the .₹ 900 crore IDBI Bank loan case. The Enforcement Directorate is probing whether he siphoned off money that his now-grounded Kingfisher Airlines had borrowed. Mallya and the company deny any wrongdoing.
Mallya, who had left India in early March, can approach the British authorities to grant him permission to continue his stay in that country or challenge the revocation of his passport.
ON THE RUN: Vijay Mallya