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Will comply with the Iaw, will not face a media trial: Vijay Mallya

In a series of tweets posted on Friday morning, Mallya defends his travel out of India and said he will not face a trial by media.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2016 09:28 IST
Kalyan Subramani
Kalyan Subramani
Hindustan Times
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The former Kingfisher CEO left for London abruptly on March 2.(AFP Photo)

Vijay Mallya, the embattled chairman of the UB Group, on Friday morning took on the media with a series of posts on Twitter, even as he claimed that he is not an absconder.

Early Friday morning he tweeted “I am an international businessman. I travel to and from India frequently. I did not flee from India and neither am I an absconder. Rubbish.”

Amid his tweets assuring that he is not an absconder, Mallya also took a few verbal shots at the media.

“Once a media witch hunt starts it escalates into a raging fire where truth and facts are burnt to ashes.”

“As an Indian MP I fully respect and will comply with the law of the land. Our judicial system is sound and respected. But no trial by media.”

“Let media bosses not forget help, favours, accommodation that I have provided over several years which are documented. Now lies to gain TRP?” Television Rating Points or TRP as it is more commonly known is a sample-based index of the popularity of a particular television channel and programs broadcast by the channels.”

Mallya who is believed to have left India on March 2, however did not specify where he is currently located or about his plans to return to India.

First Published: Mar 11, 2016 09:25 IST