Breaking: Ministry of External Affairs revokes Vijay Mallya’s passport

Ministry of External Affairs today revoked Vijay Mallya’s passport subsequent to Mallya ignoring three summonses issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), looking for time till May to depose before the agency.

According to the Tweet by MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup: “Having considered the replies furnished by Shri Vijay Mallya to the show cause notice, facts brought by Enforcement Directorate, and Non Bailable Warrant under the PMLA Act, 2002 issued by Special Judge, Mumbai, the MEA revoked the passport of Sri Vijay Mallya under Section 10 (3) (c) and 10 (3)(h) of the Passports Act, 1967.

The ED also alleged that Mallya had diverted Rs 430 crore of an IDBI loan and utilized the money to acquire properties abroad, a charge that was however denied by Kingfisher.