The special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court in Mumbai has reserved its order on the Enforcement Directorate plea seeking a non-bailable warrant against Vijay Mallya.
The PMLA court will decide on the plea on Monday, April 18. In a hearing before the court on Saturday, the ED informed the court that Mallya had been summoned to appear before the agency thrice in the past month.
The ED counsel informed the court that summons had been sent to Mallya on March 12, 18 and April 2. “The court was informed that Mallya has been repeatedly seeking extensions to the summons sent to him but no further relief can be granted,” said ED counsel, Hiten Venegaonkar. He said that though Mallya had spoken of his availability through Skype, he has been seeking extensions to appearing before ED. The ED told the court that a non- bailable warrant has become imperative against Mallya to bring him before the agency in the loan default case.