New Delhi, Mar 9: In a short while from now the Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by 17 banks which seek a directive to prevent former UB chairman from leaving the country. The bigger question now is where exactly is Vijay Mallya? Is he still in India or has already left the country.
The Central Bureau of Investigation which is probing cases against him feels he may already be in London. We are looking into an officer said when contacted. Whether he is in London or elsewhere, we are not yet sure, but we are ascertaining the same the officer also informed.
On Sunday, Mallya had issued a statement in which he said that he had no plans of leaving the country and also added that he is in talks with the banks for a one time settlement.
The past week has witnessed a lot of activity relating to Mallya. The Enforcement Directorate commenced a probe against him and the Debt Recovery Tribunal had also barred Diageo from paying the one time settlement to him.
A petition will be heard by the Supreme Court in a short while from now. The petition seeks directions to stop Mallya from leaving the country. It would be interesting to see what submission the government would make in this regard.