Virat Kohli’s Charity Ball: Vijay Mallya’s Presence Leads To Criticism

The not so august presence of Bank defaulter Vijay Mallya at a fund raising event organised by Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli in England surprised many and it led to severe criticism of Indian values.

London: Indian cricket team captain started a foundation to raise funds for kids few days back. As part of it he arranged a charity ball show in London where Indian Absconder Vijay Mallya was seen which led to criticism.

Before that Kohli said that he started charity few days back but to get it rolling it is very important that to start rising funds in a big way. He further said his vision was to provide for the underprivileged kids.

It was surprising to see Vijay Mallya at the venue who is wanted in India for defaulting bank loans to the tune of ₹ 9000 crore. After watching India and Pakistan match, Mallya promised to watch India matches against Sri Lanka and South Africa later this week.
The hearing on Mallya’s extradition from UK has been deferred to June 13th as per Britain’s Crown prosecution (CPS).

Indian team was seen with full josh after defeating Pakistan and also clicked selfies at the event.

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Mallya Says He Has Enough Evidence To Prove His Case

Business tycoon and bank defaulters Vijay Mallya told a London court on Tuesday that he never evaded any court in India and he has enough evidence to prove his innocence.

London:  Business tycoon who is wanted in India on loan defaults to various banks on Tuesday claimed that he has enough evidence to prove his case.  Meanwhile, the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London extended bail to the former chief of defunct Kingfisher Airlines until December 4.

The next hearing in the extradition case will be held on July 6, said the court.

“I have not eluded any court…I have enough evidence to prove my case,” Mallya told reporters outside the court.

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will be arguing on behlf of the Indian authorities, when the extradition case comes up for hearing at Westminster Magistrate’s Court.

The CPS had met a joint team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in London last month to thrash out details of the case.

“Our aim is to build a strong, infallible case and these meetings will help resolve issues across the table. The CPS will be arguing based on documents provided by CBI and ED, therefore a joint team is here to address queries they may have,” official sources had said after the meeting held in early May.

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Apex Court Orders Vijay Mallya To Appear Before It On July 10

The court questioned Mallya if he is really truthful after the consortium of banks led by State Bank of India alleged that 40 million dollars were transferred by him to his three children in violation of the Karnataka High Court order.

New Delhi: The liquor baron Vijay Mallya who has been evading the courts for quite some time has been found guilty for contempt of court by the Supreme Court on Tuesday and was directed to appear in the court on 10 July for arguing on the quantum of punishment in the matter.

The businessman, who owes Rs. 9000 crores to Indian banks, has been living in London for the last year.  The Indian government is putting pressure on the UK government for his extradition. Mallya who was facing money laundering allegations, fled to the UK in March last year, expecting his likely arrest.

The court which has asked the liquor baron on March 9 if he had really disclosed his assets before court or not.  The present order pertains to his disclosure of assets in the court.

The court questioned Mallya if he is really truthful after the consortium of banks led by State Bank of India alleged that 40 million dollars were transferred by him to his three children in violation of the Karnataka High Court order.

The Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi who appeared for the banks then alleged that Mallya had not disclosed about the 40 million dollars he received from the United Kingdom based company.

The bench comprising  Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit took note of the allegation and wanted to know if he by transferring that amount to his children, has violated the Karnataka High Court order or not.

The Karnataka High Court passed a restraining order earlier against Mallya from transferring or alienating any movable and immovable assets to any third party.

Mallya had received the above-mentioned amount as part of the 75 million deal he made after he resigned as chairman of United Spirits in February last year. This was transferred to his children who are US citizens and disclosed this in an affidavit before the court in November last year.

However, Rohatgi argued that Mallya had not disclosed the fund he received and transferred in the assets he disclosed before the court.

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India Pitches For Early Extradition of Liquor Baron Mallya

The Indian officials are pitching for the early extradition of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya.

New Delhi: The Indian officials are pitching for the early extradition of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is facing cases of bank loan default to the tune of Rs. 9,000 crores.

The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi during his talks with at the British Home Office on Thursday with British counterpart, Patsy Wilkinson, asked him to expidite the extradition of Mallya.

Apart from the extradition, both officials discussed sharing of intelligence inputs, particularly with regard to the ISIS and presence of Sikh militant elements in the UK in their two-hour long meeting, according to a new agency.

Even matters relating to the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, strengthening of the intelligence sharing mechanism and visa related issues were also deliberated upon, the sources said.

India has been asking for the extradition of Mallya, 61, who is living in Britain since last year. The Scotland Yard arrested him last month. However, he was released on bail by a London court.

Mallya, who owes more than nine thousand crores to various banks, fled India last year. Though an extradition treaty was signed in 1992 between India and UK, only one extradition took place under this treaty.

A person involved in the post-Godhra riots of 2002, was sent back to India last October to face trial. India has given a formal extradition request for Mallya in February.
India is also pitching for establishing one on one contact between investigating agency in India and the Crown Prosecution or Department of Prosecution, as it would be easier to put up evidence before the concerned judge.

India also promised to drop cases against a Bangladeshi national lodged in Assam, so that he can be extradited to the UK. In return India expects reciprocity.

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CBI, ED Officials Reach London To Pursue Vijay Mallya’s Extradition Case

The noose around liquor baron Vijay Mallya is tightening, as investigators reach London to pursue the case.

New Delhi:  The noose around liquor baron Vijay Mallya is tightening, as the officials of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) have doubled down their efforts to catch him.

On Tuesday, CBI top officials, including Deputy Director Rakesh Asthana, reached London to pursue the extradition case of Mallya.

A team of officials belonging to CBI and ED will hold talks with the British prosecutors who have been pursuing the extradition of Mallya, who owes Rs 9,000 crores to a consortium of 17 Indian Banks.

Apart from the efforts being made by the investigating agencies in the UK, sources say that Mallya’s extradition would also be discussed during talks between Home Secretaries Rajiv Mehrishi and Amber Rudd, who is likely to visit India later this week.

The agency is working to counter any possible move by the liquor baron, seeking a political plea to halt his probable extradition. The officials are working both in London and in Delhi in trying to checkmate him.

The investigating agencies are not only coordinating with each other, but also with the prosecutors in London. They are also briefing the top authorities to plug loopholes that Mallya could use to stop his extradition.

The Scotland Yard Police in London arrested Mallya on April 18, upon the request made by India to extradite him from Britain. However, he was released on bail in a few hours.

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Vijay Mallya Granted Bail

Mallya was granted bail by Westminster Magistrate before whom he was produced. It is yet to be seen if London sends him back to India

London: Before the news of  Liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s arrest spread, he was granted by a court in London. He was arrested by the Scotland Yard Police in London and produced before Westminster Magistrate’s, which granted him bail.

Mallya was arrested on Tuesday on an extraction warrant. A statement by London Metropolitan Police said, “Mallya, 61 was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud.”

Immediately after reports of the arrest, BJP MP Subramaniam Swamy congratulating Modi on CNN-News 18l, remarked,”It’s time for Mallya to go to jail,” adding that this is just beginning and Lalit Modi could be next.

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Vijay Mallya, King Of Good Times Arrested In London

Vijay Mallya who claimed himself to be the king of good times owed 17 banks a whopping amount of Rs. 9081 crores.

New Delhi: Liquor baron and former Rajya Sabha MP, Vijay Mallya was finally arrested by Scotland Yard police in London on Tuesday, days after India requested Britain to extradite him. He is wanted in various cases of foreign exchange violation and debt recovery. India also formally requested the British High Commission for his extradition.With this, it would become easier for the Indian agencies to bring him back.

Mallya has been living in London since last year. The baron owed Rs. 950 crores to the IDBI bank. The CBI which started investigating loans given by IDBI Bank to Kingfisher group companies since 2014, secured a non-bailable warrant against Mallya in a case connected to alleged money laundering and willful default of loans.

The baron who claimed himself to be the king of good times left the country on March 2, 2016, the day nearly public sector banks moved the Debt Recovery Tribunal against him. He owed them over nine thousand crores in loans.

Mallya had been offering to negotiate with the banks for a one-time settlement of dues and sought the apex court’s intervention. However, the banks did not yield. Since then the authorities are trying to bring him back.

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Mallya can apply to return to India: MEA

NEW DELHI:  Can Vijay Mallya, a business tycoon who is now under the chase of  Enforcement Directorate (ED), return to the country from his London hideout, even though his passport have been suspended by the authorities here?

“Yes” says the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Under the cloud of  many allegations of financial irregularities, and violations of law Vijay Mallya  has left the country in March this year and presently living in London.  Now he is expressing his ‘inability’ to personally appear before  the courts, because of  his passport was suspended by the Indian Authorities. He submitted the same  argument before  a Delhi court through his counsel.

However, the ED requested the court to give it time to reply to the Mallya’s contention. The court has scheduled further hearing for October 4.

Earlier on July 9, the court had cancelled the exemption from personal appearance granted to him and had directed him to appear in person. Then Mallya requested the court to give him some more time.

Contradicting  the above contention of Vijay Mallya that the suspension of his passport is hindering his coming back to the country,  the MEA  has clarified the actual position. According to the MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup, there  is no problem at all if Mallya really wish to return to the country.  He can right away approach the Indian High commission there and apply for an Emergency Certificate (EC) that provide a travel document.  The EC is a facility that  available to any  Indian citizen who wanted to return to the home country, he said.

“Our position is very clear. Any Indian citizen who is outside India and who does not have a valid travel document for any reason, only has to approach the nearest Indian Embassy or High Commission and apply for an Emergency Certificate,” Mr Swarup said.

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