ED seeks MEA’s assistance to bring back Mallya | india | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 15, 2017-Friday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

ED seeks MEA’s assistance to bring back Mallya

The Enforcement Directorate has written to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) seeking assistance in bringing back liquor baron Vijay Mallya to India through diplomatic channels.

india Updated: Apr 21, 2016 14:28 IST
The Enforcement Directorate has alleged that Mallya diverted Rs  430 crore for purchase of a property abroad from the Rs 950 crore IDBI loan for his Kingfisher Airlines.
The Enforcement Directorate has alleged that Mallya diverted Rs 430 crore for purchase of a property abroad from the Rs 950 crore IDBI loan for his Kingfisher Airlines.(AFP)

The Enforcement Directorate has written to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) seeking assistance in bringing back liquor baron Vijay Mallya to India through diplomatic channels.

Sources said the agency has written that the ministry concerned should take the initiative in this regard.

The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court had on Wednesday directed the Enforcement Directorate to execute the non-bailable warrant against Mallya in a case of laundering Rs. 900 crore.

The Enforcement Directorate has alleged that Mallya diverted Rs 430 crore for purchase of a property abroad from the Rs 950 crore IDBI loan for his Kingfisher Airlines.

The MEA had earlier while acting on the Enforcement Directorate?s request suspended Mallya?s diplomatic passport with immediate effect for a period of four weeks under Section 10-A of the Passports Act.

The MEA had also asked Mallya to respond within a week as to why his passport should not be impounded or revoked.