Mumbai: Liquor baron and owner of Kingfisher airlines Vijay Mallya has been declared ‘proclaimed offender’ by a special court for being the defaulter of bank in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Basically, the Enforcement Department (ED) has filed an application with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) special judge P.R. Bhavke issued the proclamation against Vijay Mallya.
The court has ruled on the application given by the central agency on June 10th and said “ED application is allowed and proclamation is issued against Mallya”.
The ED lawyer Nitin Venegaonkar has urged special judge on Monday to declared Mallya as a ’proclaimed offender’ to help in his deportation from Bratain.
Mallya was on run from India from around more than four months.
The 61-years-old businessman has been declared a ‘proclaimed offender’ under section 82 of the Criminal Procedure Code because of the ED has filed an plea with the court and requested that Mallya has refused to respond to multiple summons and a non-bailable arrest warrant issued in connection with the investigation into various cases lodged against him.
The lawyer Venegaonkar, briefed about the proclaimed offender law; and said that under this law offender is required to appear before the court within 30 days, falling which the government can initiate proceedings to attach and dispose off his assets to clear his outstandings.
The decision came barely two days after Mallya denied all allegations against him and termed the ongoing investigation ‘completely biased’ and ‘holding him guilty without trail’.
The ED is in touch with the Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice against Mallya so that he can be arrested anywhere in the world.
The Indian government had cancelled Mallya’s passport and made request to the British authorities for his deportation in April.