The book launch which took place in London was attended by Mallya. The event was held to launch the book, "Mantras for Success, India's Greatest CEOs Tell you how to win."
The book has been written by Suhel Seth and journalist Sunny Sen and the event was held at the London School of Economics. Following the launch of the book, there was a panel discussion which was attended by Indian High Commissioner Navtej Sarna.
Suhel Seth however took to his twitter account and said that the event was an open one and anyone could attend it. He however stated that after Sarna saw Mallya he left the event.
There has been no official comment from India on this incident as yet. However sources tell OneIndia that they are looking into this matter.
They however add that Mallya was not on the official invite list for the event. He was not on the guest list, a senior Indian official informed. However the matter is being looked into and we have sought more details, the official informed.
The incident takes place when India is moving pillar and post to have Mallya who has defaulted on loans and faces money laundering charges extradited to India. He is accused of defaulting on loans to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore.
Only last week a court in Mumbai has declared Vijay Mallya a proclaimed offender. The order of the Special Prevention of Money Laundering court was passed under Section 8 of the PMLA Act.