NEW DELHI: Looks like the good days are finally going to get over for Vijay Mallya as on Thursday, Ministry of External Affairs wrote to the High Commission of the United Kingdom to deport Mallya who has been in the country for more than a month now.
“Our High Commission in UK will also be issuing a similar note verbale to UK foreign and commonwealth office”, said Vikas Swarup, MEA.
He further added that the ministry will continue to pursue this matter with the United Kingdom authorities.
A couple of days ago, the Supreme Court has dismissed Mallya’s prayer for protection from disclosure of his assets and those of his family, in India and abroad, to Kingfisher Airlines’ lenders, saying “no tangible” grounds have been raised to maintain secrecy of information.
Responding to the banks accusation that Mallya is not cooperating in the probe, his lawyer said told the court that he has no instruction on when Mallya returns to India.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had said, “Mallya has failed to comply to SC orders and the Centre will take steps available under the law.”
Vijay Mallya had, last week, filed an affidavit in loan default case in the Supreme Court and said banks have no right to demand details of his assets.
The consortium of banks had asked Mallya, who owes over Rs 9,000 crore to around 17 banks, to deposit a “substantial amount” with it to “prove his bonafide” that he was “serious” about meaningful negotiations and settlement.
Hitting at the central government, Vijay Mallya said, “Recent actions of government confirm I am being prosecuted needlessly and wrongly prosecuted.”
Mallya’s passport was revoked by MEA on Sunday and on its suspension he said, “Unseemly haste in suspending passport even before issuing a showcause notice and issuing a NBW are a part of unfair media trial.”
He is even stripped of his Rajya Sabha membership. Ethics Commission gave him one week’s time respond.