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Vijay Mallya told to appear before Supreme Court

The fugitive businessman, an accused in a bank loan default case of over Rs 9,000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, is in the United Kingdom
Vijay Mallya

Our Legal Correspondent   |   New Delhi   |   Published 01.09.20, 01:41 AM

The Supreme Court on Monday directed fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to appear before it on October 5 while dismissing his plea seeking a review of the 2017 verdict which held him guilty of contempt for transferring $40 million to his children in violation of court orders.

The top court also directed the ministry of home affairs to facilitate and ensure the presence of Mallya before it in October.

Mallya, an accused in a bank loan default case of over Rs 9,000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, is in the United Kingdom.

A bench of Justices U. U. Lalit and Ashok Bhushan, while dismissing his review petitions against the May 9, 2017 verdict, said: “The attempt on the part of the respondent (Mallya) to have re- hearing in the matter cannot be permitted nor do the submissions make out any ‘error apparent on record’ to justify interference in review jurisdiction”.

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