NON-BAILABLE WARRANT ISSUED AGAINST VIJAY MALLYA IN ..
NON-BAILABLE WARRANT ISSUED AGAINST VIJAY MALLYA IN A BOUNCED CHEQUE CASE BY A DELHI COURT
New Delhi: A non-bailable warrant was on Saturday issued against Vijay Mallya in a 2012 bounced cheque case by a Delhi court which said that coercive steps were required to ensure his appearance.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sumeet Anand passed the order for producing Mr. Mallya in court on November 4, 2016, with the direction that the non-bailable warrant be sent to him by Ministry of External Affairs as he is reportedly in London.
The court noted that despite repeated orders, Mr. Mallya did not appear in the court and it was inevitable for the State machinery to intervene and ensure his presence.
The trial court had summoned Mr. Mallya as accused following a complaint by DIAL, which operates the capital’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, claiming that a cheque for Rs. 1 crore issued by Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) on February 22, 2012 was returned to them a month later containing remarks “fund insufficient”.
DIAL had filed four cases in June 2012 against Mr. Mallya over KFA’s cheques totalling Rs. 7.5 crore not being honoured.
The grounded airline had issued the cheques towards payment for services availed by them at the IGI airport in New Delhi.