Who leaves for meeting with 300 bags: ED on Vijay Mallya claim
Countering Vijay Mallya’s claim that he left India only to attend an event in Switzerland, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said, “Who goes to attend a meeting with 300 bags and huge cargo?” “They don’t have anything to show that he left India to attend a meeting,” the agency told a court. ED is seeking ‘fugitive economic offender’ tag for Mallya.
Singh further said Mallya was not ‘willing to return’ to India. “The extradition process is proof enough that he is not willing to return. He is fighting not to come to India. Despite summons and three non-bailable warrants issued against him, he has refused to join the probe,” Singh said. On Monday, a court in United Kingdom ordered his extradition to India to stand trial on the charges leveled against him by the CBI and ED. Mallya, who was arrested in UK in October and was released on bail immediately, had contested the plea to extradite him to India. He has 14 days to appeal against the order in a higher court in UK.