Vijay Mallya wants to fly down to India

Vijay Mallya, Scotland Yard
Vijay Mallya arrested in London by Scotland Yard

New Delhi: The ex-chairman of United Spirits Ltd, Vijay Mallya today said informed Delhi High court that he wants to travel back to India but due to his passport has been suspended by the Indian Authorities he was not be able to come back to home.

Indian businessman turned politician made the submission through his council before the Cheif Magistrate Sumit Dass in a case lodged for allegedly evading summons in connection with a FERA violation matter.

The court had cancelled the exemption from personal appearance granted to him and had directed him to appear before the court on July 9th.

Mallya requested the court in his application moved through senior advocate Ramesh Gupta that some time be given so that his appearance can be secured.

The counsel submitted the copy of an email sent by Mallya, stating that his passport was suspended on April 23, 2016 without giving him any opportunity of being heard.

Enforcement Directorate (ED), however, told the court that Mallya is already evading proceedings in several other cases and sought time to reply to the plea moved by him today.

The court is going to hear this matter further on October 4th.