Court issues non-bailable warrant against liquor baron Vijay Mallya

Mumbai: Trouble seems to be mounting for liquor baron Vijay Mallya as on Saturday, metropolitan court in suburban Andheri issued a non-bailable warrant against him on a case of cheque bouncing which was filed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

As per reports, on May 7 Mallya had been directed by the Magistrate A A Laulkar to appear before court today and if he fails do so, a non-bailable warrant would be issued against him. As Mallya failed to appear before the court, a non-bailable warrant was issued against him.

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A case against Mallya was registered by AAI in connection with two cheques of Rs 100 crores which had bounced.

In the plea filed by AAI, they sought cancellation of permanent exemption from the court appearance that has been granted to Mallya who has been out of the country and is a defaulter in the repayment of Rs 9,000 crores sought from the consortium of banks.

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