India’s foreign ministry is exploring the legal option for deportation of Vijay Mallya in connection with a money laundering probe against him launched by ED.
MEA has received a request from Enforcement Directorate of the country that is probing an alleged fraud of Rs. 900 crore on a loan taken from public sector bank IDBI.
Ministry of External Affairs said that it was examining the reply of Vijay Mallya before taking a decision on revoking his passport.
MEA spokesperson confirmed that the ministry has been approached by ED about the non-bailable arrest warrant issued against Mallya by a Sessions Court in Greater Mumbai.
He also confirmed that the agency requested the ministry to take steps for Mallya’s deportation from UK.
Vijay Mallya has been summoned by India’s Supreme Court to appear before it a case of wilful loan default of over Rs. 9400 crore taken from scheduled banks. Most of money was being lent by public sector banks.
Mallya so far has not appeared before any probe agency or Supreme Court and sought more time for appearing before the agencies.
Union government has informed the Supreme Court that as per its information absconding businessman appears to be in UK.