ED asked PMLA to issue non-bailable warrant against Mallya
Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate(ED) has asked the special court of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to issue a non-bailable warrant against liquor giant Vijay Mallya.
Mallya took a flight for United Kingdom using a Diplomatic passport issued by the Delhi Regional Passport Office by virtue of him being a sitting Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament on March 2 last.
Under the passport act, when diplomatic passport is issued to a person, their regular international travel document gets deposits. If the diplomatic passport is revoked, the latter too get cancelled. The deferment of the passport is the first step towards is revocation.
- Ministry of external affairs was requested by ED to cancel Mallya's passport as he failed to appear despite of being summoned thrice in the case involving over 900 crore loan from the IDBI bank.
- Agency has issued a fresh summons last week against Mallya asking him to appear on April 9 .
- Mallya informed ED that case related to bank loans are filed in Supreme court and is trying to settle loans with the help of legal and cooperate team, hence would requires some more time.