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SC to go ahead with Vijay Mallya’s sentencing; won’t wait for extradition

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Shivani Gadhavi-

Published on: November 30, 2021 at 14:46 IST

On 30th November, 2021 the Supreme Court of India stated that it will be hearing the case of former Member of Parliament and Fugitive Vijya Mallya in which he is accused of contempt of court.

The Indian Government is putting all kinds of efforts in order to extradite Vijay Mallya from the United Kingdom, where is currently said to be staying. Vijay Mallya is accused in a bank default case in which he failed to pay the loan amount of INR 9,000 crore; the case also involves inoperative Airlines Company Kingfisher.

In 2017, the fugitive businessman was held by guilty by the Apex Court in failure of disclosing the reasons behind his bank transfers of 40 million USD to his children’s bank account and also not appearing in court hearings. The Supreme Court earlier rejected his plea for review petition.

The Supreme Court Bench of Justices U.U. Lalit, S.R. Bhat and Bela M. Trivedi stated, “What we propose to pass an order that we will list the matter for hearing on sentence because the advocate (for Mallya) continues to appear. So, therefore, there is no embargo on hearing the advocate on sentence. We will go ahead with that.”

The Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta has been asked to be present in the Supreme Court on 30th November, 2021 at 2:00 pm in accordance with the instructions given to him by the Ministry of External Affairs.