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    CBI: First look out circular against Vijay Mallya for his detention was not sustainable in law   

    New Delhi: The CBI said Tuesday that the first lookout circular against embattled businessman Vijay Mallya for his detention at the airport was not sustainable in law and needed correction as there was no warrant against him at that time. The agency reiterated its position that there were no grounds to arrest Mallya on November 24, 2015, when he returned from London on the basis of the lookout circular (LOC)

  • Rehashing an old story

    The exchange of invective between the ruling party and the Congress over the escape of the bank defaulter Vijay Mallya seems to be a rehash of the March 2016 exchanges when he had actually fled the country. This is unmindful of the fact that even at that time, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was accused of meeting the King of Good Times before he left the country, and, equally vehemently, the FM had

  • BJP loyal to ‘conman’, not common man: Cong

    New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday alleged that “23 persons” involved in bank frauds to the tune of Rs 90,000 crore fled the country during the BJP rule and dubbed it as party which is “more loyal to a con-man than to a common man”.

  • Congress charge against Arun Jaitley over Vijay Mallya ‘meeting’ ridiculous: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Saturday hit out at the Congress saying its allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya’s claims on meeting him were “ridiculous”. The saffron party asked if the Congress knew about their meeting, why did it remain silent all these years. Wondering who was pulling the strings of the Congress and Mallya, the Sena said the controversy was a part of the preparation for the 2019 general

  • Vijay Mallya Extradition: Does CBI stand on lookout notice hold?

    New Delhi: The CBI argument for diluting the Vijay Mallya lookout notice is not too convincing, reports NDTV. It has contended that the notice was changed from ‘detain’ to ‘inform’ as there was no evidence against the liquor baron; but this is not a valid reason to alter the lookout notice. In loan default cases, investigation and evidence gathering takes time and the probe was just a

  • CBI changing notice against Vijay Mallya without PM Narendra Modi’s approval inconceivable: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the CBI had aided fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya’s “great escape” by changing the “detain” notice to “inform”, adding that it was “inconceivable” that this was done without Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approval. Allegations have flown thick and fast between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Mallya episode, following the liquor baron’s claim on Wednesday that he had met Finance

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    Vijay Mallya Extradition: SBI denies any laxity on its part in dealing with fugitive

    New Delhi: India’s biggest lender SBI said Friday there was no laxity on its part in dealing with loan default by now defunct Kingfisher Airlines of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya. The comments by State Bank of India (SBI) came after reports suggested that the bank, which was the lead lender to Kingfisher Airlines, was in February 2016 advised to move the Supreme Court to stop Mallya from fleeing the nation but the lenders

  • BJP alleges Rahul Gandhi could be hand-in-glove with Vijay Mallya

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday suggested that Congress president Rahul Gandhi could be hands-in-glove with Vijay Mallya, who in turn alleged to have met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before fleeing the country in March 2016. “These statements have been made just a few days after Rahul Gandhi returned from London. Is there any ‘saanjhedaari’ (collaboration) between the two (Rahul Gandhi and Vijay Mallya),” he

  • Vijay Mallya a criminal, cannot be taken seriously: BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday defended Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as Congress president Rahul Gandhi sought his resignation over his alleged meeting with Vijay Mallya, saying the fugitive businessman was a criminal and his words could not be taken seriously. At a press conference, Union minister Piyush Goyal asked Gandhi to resign, claiming that due to his family’s “relations” with Mallya, banks were pressured by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA)

  • Rahul Gandhi wants FM to resign, claims there is deal between Vijay Mallya and Arun Jailtey

    New Delhi: Stepping up his attack on Arun Jaitley for allegedly meeting Vijay Mallya before he fled to the UK, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today accused the finance minister of colluding with a “criminal” and not informing the probe agencies, despite having information about the liquor baron’s plan to leave the country.

  • Center allowed “loot” to take place in country: Sitaram Yechury on Vijay Mallya

    New Delhi: After fugitive liquor Baron Vijay Mallya claimed that he met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to “settle matters” before he left India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury asked the Centre to own up to the fact that it allowed the ‘loot’ to take place. Yechury told ANI, “They (Government) have to own up to the fact that they allowed this loot to happen and the fact that they are

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    Vijay Mallya Extradition: Mansion is ready for absconding liquor tycoon in Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail

    Mumbai: Vijay Mallya may not exactly wallow in luxury in his new mansion — Barrack no 12 in Arthur Road Jail — but at least his concerns about conditions in Indian prisons will be allayed. Among other fixings, he will have a 40-inch plasma TV in his cell, a walking area outside the barrack, as big as a hotel corridor, a private ‘western’ style toilet and ample light to write his memoirs,


    Vijay Mallya makes ‘comprehensive settlement’ offer before Karnataka HC in money laundering case

    London: A defiant Vijay Mallya, who is facing money laundering charges in multi-crore fraud case in India, said on Wednesday that he had made a “comprehensive settlement” offer before the Karnataka High Court that will help in paying off all his dues. The remarks by Mallya came as he arrived at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a hearing in his extradition case, during which the judge is expected

  • It is for judge to decide on extradition: Vijay Mallya on India Arrival

    Kennington : “It is for the judge to decide”, said liquor baron Vijay Mallya to ANI on Friday after being asked about when he will be returning to India. Mallya was caught on camera while entering The Oval cricket ground on Friday in South London’s Kennington on the first day of last Test match between India and England.