ED seeks non-bailable warrant against Mallya

NEW DELHI: An application by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) was moved before a court in Delhi seeking recall of its order granting permanent exemption from appearance to Vijay Mallya and requested to issue non-bailable warrant against him in a case of alleged violation of foreign exchange rules.

N.K. Matta, ED’s public prosecutor, last week moved an application before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumit Dass apprising him that accused Mallya is evading summons in a separate money laundering case investigated against him by the directorate as he is reported to be out of country. Matta also told the court that accused is in Britain and has failed to attend the proceedings of other money laundering cases.

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In the application the ED said, “In view of the above, it is most respectfully prayed that this court may be pleased to withdraw the exemption given from the personal appearance of the accused and may be pleased to issue non-bailable warrant to secure the presence of the accused named above (Mallya), in the ongoing trial.”

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