In another setback for Vijay Mallya, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday registered a fresh case against the beleaguered businessman in connection with the SBI loan default case.
The latest first information report (FIR) accuses Mallya of cheating and criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The complainant in the case is the State Bank of India.
On August 6, a Delhi court had issued a non-bailable warrant against Mallya in a cheque bounce case.
The Patiala House Court asked the former liquor baron to be brought to the court on November 4 and asked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to ensure that the warrant reaches Mallya, who is at present in London.
On July 29, the Delhi High Court upheld the trial court&’s order summoning Mallya as an accused in several cheque-bouncing cases filed by Delhi airport operator DIAL.
Mallya, 60, owes over Rs 9,000 crore to various banks. He left India on a March 2 using a diplomatic passport and is currently in the UK.
In April, the Indian government had cancelled Mallya’s passport and made a formal request to the British authorities for his deportation.
The Enforcement Directorate is also seeking to invoke the India-United Kingdom Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) to extradite Mallya.