New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate- ED which has earlier got a Non- bailable arrest warrant against the liquor baron- Vijay Mallya, has approached to the Ministry of External Affairs where it has sought an initiated of the deportation proceedings against Mallya. The move is sought in connection with the money laundering investigation in relation to the IDBI’s case that businessman- Mallya had allegedly borrowed 900 crores of rupees from it and now committed fraud.
It was seen that the Enforcement Directorate has written a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs seeking that the Interpol Red Corner Notice- RCN should be issued against the businessman- Mallya so that he be arrested wherever he is, as per the directions of the Mumbai based court while issuing the Non- Bailable Warrant. Similar, letter will also be written by the ED addressing the Central Bureau of Investigation- CBI.
The Rajya Sabha Member- Vijay Mallya’s passport was earlier in the last week was suspended by the Ministry of External Affairs. Vijay Mallya was having a diplomatic passport and while suspending the said passport, the Ministry of External Affairs has sought a reply from Mallya as to why his passport should not be revoked as the Enforcement Directorate has already found stated that he was not co- operating in the investigation in the concerned case, which is booked under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
ED while seeking such deportation of the Businessman- Mallya offered two grounds, in which the first they mentioned a non- bailable warrant which was issued by the court in Mumbai, as per the sources. Such sources added that “once the deportation proceedings are initiated, the Ministry of External Affairs will seek assistance of their counterparts in the United Kingdom to interdict Mallya and fly him back to India” and second is “suspension of the passport of the businessman.” they said.
It was reportedly shown that the businessman- Mallya left India on 2nd day of March, and he is understood to be in United Kingdom since from that time.
It is also found reported that recently on Wednesday, this month, the businessman was convicted by the Hyderabad court in a cheque- bouncing case which was brought against him by the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd.