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The MEA wants to ensure his presence before the authorities to proceed with investigation against him.
The Ministry of External Affairs has written to the United Kingdom on deportation of of Vijay Mallya in connection with the money laundering probe.
The External Affairs Ministry is consulting legal experts to explore the option in connection with the money laundering probe against the liquor baron in the Rs. 900 crore IDBI ‘loan fraud’ case after the Enforcement Directorate had approached it.
On revocation of the passport of Mr. Mallya, whose Kingfisher Airlines has allegedly defaulted on loans of over Rs. 9,400 crore, the Ministry, which has “suspended” his passport, said it was examining the reply sent by him while declining to divulge its contents.
Noting that the Ministry had been informed by the ED about the non-bailable arrest warrant issued against Mr. Mallya by a sessions court in Greater Mumbai, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said a request had been made to initiate steps for the deportation of Mr. Mallya to ensure his presence before the authorities to proceed with investigation against him.
From: The Hindu