New Delhi, August 6: A non-bailable warrant was issued against business tycoon Vijay Mallya on Saturday by Delhi Court in 2012 cheque bounce case therefore he is again into trouble. Court also said that the Ministry of External Affairs and Government should take strict action and ensure Vijay Mallya’s appearance in Court. Court also ordered Government to make proper arrangements of delivering summon to Mallya.
Court has also ordered Mallya to appear on 4th Novemeber of this year. According to sources, presently Mallya is currently residing at London. The court noted that despite repeated orders, Mallya did not appear in the court and it was inevitable for the state machinery to intervene and ensure his presence.
Lawyer of Mallya in court stated that he will not be able to come in India as his Passport is been banned. The court had summoned Mallya as accused following a complaint by DIAL, which operates the capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, claiming that a cheque for Rs 1 crore issued by Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) on February 22, 2012 was returned to them a month later containing remarks “fund insufficient”. Kingfisher airlines had issued the cheques towards payment for services availed by them at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi.
Notably, on 14th June Vijay Mallya had skipped appearance before a PMLA court in Mumbai in connection with a money laundering probe against him in alleged bank loan fraud case. Therefore, Mumbai Court declared him ‘fugitive’.