New Delhi: In another development to the high profile Vijya Mallya case, the Bureau of Immigration is checking its records as to how liquor barren Vijay Mallya could fly post the Look Out Circular (LOC) notice against him.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday in Rajya Sabha said that the CBI inquiry into this matter was underway. However, he also said that notices were not issued against Mallya before the date he flew to the UK.
According to reports, Ministry of Home Affairs is likely to inquire into this matter.
Reacting over the issue, Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said, “How does it help the country when action is being taken only after pressures being put on the current government. The present government was fully aware of the issues that Mallya was facing and how he was trying to find an escape route”.
Priyanka also alleged that the government has conveniently given Mallya the escape route and on other side keep talking about impounding his passport or taking additional measures. But the truth of the matter is he has managed to leave the country.
On Wednesday, the Attorney General to the Supreme Court Mukul Rohatgi had informed the court that the beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya had already left the country on March 2.
The Supreme Court issued a notice to the erstwhile ‘loan-king’ seeking a response on why his passport should not be impounded. The next hearing in the Supreme Court is scheduled for March 30.
The banks have pulled up as to why they gave Mallya such large loans given the fact that his company was not a profitable one at the time when he was asking for loans.