New Delhi, Aug 12: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will seek the transfer of liquor baron, Vijay Mallya to India through the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.
The document which has been prepared by the ED will now be sent forward to the External Affairs Ministry, following which the same will be sent to the United Kingdom.
The treaty is being invoked by the ED in connection with the IDBI loan default case pertaining to Rs 900 crore. The ED has made a mention of the cases against Mallya apart from citing the court orders which had issued a non-bailable warrant against him. Further the ED also states that a court had declared him a proclaimed offender.
ED officials tell OneIndia that they are hopeful that the UK will transfer Mallya to India in a bid to assist with the investigations.
After Mallya flew out of India to the UK, his deportation had been sought. However, the UK advised India to approach it through the MLAT as a deportation in this case was not possible.