The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday wrote to the Ministry of External Affairs to begin deportation proceedings against Vijay Mallya after his passport was suspended by Ministry of External Affairs on April 15 leaving the liquor baron without valid travel documents in a foreign land.
Loan defaulter Mallya’s diplomatic passport was suspended on the advice of the ED.
Earlier, the Bombay High Court, had issued a non-bailable (NBW) warrant by making it critically binding for the businessman to seek further ways out of this loan-swamp.
The Enforcements Directorate had demanded the Bombay HC to issue an NBW to Mallya under the charge of illegally siphoning off more than Rs 400 crores taken under the pretext loan for Kingfisher Airlines from IDBI bank.
This warrant against him comes days after his passport was suspended. With this fresh non-bailable warrant issued against him, there will now be enough grounds for the Ministry of External Affairs to approach the United Kingdom (UK) government and demand extradition of the once ‘king of good times’.