London: Vijay Mallya just made his very public appearance at the Silverstone Formula 1 circuit outside London, telling the press that he won’t becoming back to India anytime soon and he wanted “life to go on” doing the things he enjoyed doing.
But a Delhi court may have just pulled the plug on his plans. While Mallya said he couldn’t travel because his diplomatic passport had been revoked, the Delhi court has lifted an exemption to Mallya from appearing in a case of evading summons in a FERA violation matter, PTI tweeted.
The case pertains to Mallya consistently ignoring summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate, the government’s agency that looks into financial frauds.
The ED had urged the Delhi court in April to life the permanent exemption from personally appearing for the hearings, extended to Mallya.
Mallya was permanently exempted from permanently appearing before the court in December 2000, a report from The Indian Express said in April. The ED had sought revocation of the order as Mallya had left to go to London as Kingfisher Airlines’ consortium of lenders and other agencies closed in on him for the Rs 9,000-crore he owes them in debt.