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Mallya appeals to stop attachment of property of his and relatives, hearing tomorrow

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  • Vijay Mallya had also petitioned the Bombay High Court in this regard, which was dismissed on 11 July
  • 9000 crore rupees owed to Indian banks on fugitive liquor businessman Mallya, ED has attached his assets in India and abroad

new Delhi. Fugitive liquor businessman Vijay Mallya (63) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court. In this, Mallya has appealed to stop attachment of his and relatives’ property. The matter will now be heard on Monday. Earlier, Mallya had also filed a petition in the Bombay High Court in this regard, which was dismissed on 11 July. Mallya appealed that government agencies should be prevented from taking action against him or his properties until a High Court verdict comes in the case of declaring a fugitive economic offender.

Mallya, in his petition filed in the Supreme Court, has said that assets other than the assets of Kingfisher Airlines should not be attached, as the alleged irregularities are alleged against Kingfisher. If action is to be taken, only the property associated with Kingfisher is attached. There should be no action on his personal and family property.

Mallya has been declared a fugitive economic criminal, Mallya owes Rs 9000 crore to Indian banks. The Special Court of Mumbai (PMLA) has declared him a fugitive economic offender. The Enforcement Directorate has attached its assets in India and abroad.

Mallya fled to London in March 2016. The Westminster court there ruled in Mallya’s extradition in December last year. The then UK Home Minister also approved by Sajid Javid. Mallya appealed in the High Court against the verdict. On extradition to India, Mallya will be kept in Barrack number 12 of Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai.

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