Contempt proceedings against Mallya only when he is produced: Supreme Court

A bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit took note of the Centre’s submission that proceedings to extradite Mallya were going on in London and the hearing on the matter has been scheduled for December 4.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 15, 2017 2:32 am
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Contempt proceedings against former chairman of now defunct Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya will continue only when he is brought to India and produced before it, the Supreme Court said on Friday.

A bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit took note of the Centre’s submission that proceedings to extradite Mallya were going on in London and the hearing on the matter has been scheduled for December 4. When Attorney General K K Venugopal cited the status report filed by the Centre on the matter, the bench said “the steps (for extradition) can go on … we cannot analyse it (report) in his (Mallya’s) absence. You have to produce him before us. When you will produce him here, we will then proceed”.

“As and when you will produce him before us, we will go ahead and will see what is to be done,” the bench told the Attorney General. “We want you to produce the contemnor so that that we can sentence him,” the court said. The SC had on May 9 held Mallya, who is in the United Kingdom, guilty of contempt on a plea by the consortium of lender banks led by the State Bank of India for his failure to furnish details of all his Indian and offshore assets and directed him to appear before it on July 10 to argue on the quantum of punishment but he failed to show up.

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    Sunil Sharma
    Jul 15, 2017 at 10:21 pm
    EVEN IF The current ( Rss/VHP/BJP) SET UP A Special SC Bench in London UK . There is less than 1 chance he will be deported to visit INDYA . ALL THOSE he paid Halfta will be exposed. BEST IS TO MAKE LOUD PUBLICITY and DO NOTHING , GREAT PUBLICITY for the rulers for be "HONEST" that all. Fekuji and Vijaya knows very well this JUMLA CIRCUS WILL END FINALLY. BOTH Sides will be happy
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    Sunil Sharma
    Jul 15, 2017 at 10:15 pm
    NOTHING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO BJP Very OWN King of GOOD TIME to be visitig TIHAR JAIL . HE HAS PAID his Hafta to the correct person before his departure from New DElhi. WHAT STOPPED THE ED/ IT dept or even FINANCE MINISTRY FROM GETTING THE "KING OF GOOD TIME" from leaving. The King has some very Close friends with the ruling party . THE ED and IT could have confiscated all his 21 suite cases while the "KING OF GOOD TIME" was leaving from Delhi last March??????!!!!!!!!!
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    Sunil Sharma
    Jul 15, 2017 at 10:09 pm
    let have a closer look to this iF SWAMY ASEEMANAND THE "HOLY mAN" NAMED rss BHAGWAT IN HIS CRIMINAL EVIDENCE , why blame the upa gOVT . iT WAS SWAMY ASEEMANAND . The investigation was brushed under the carpet because the NIA guy was scared of the person who is involved. HINDUTVA IS DIRTY DARK DEVIL LIKE THE MAFIA who would destroyed him if he investigated Bhagwat. We had a few cases of HINDUTVA Terrorist ????!!!!. It took bjp 3 years to dig up this dirt
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    Bopdji
    Jul 15, 2017 at 5:49 am
    “The SC had on May 9 held Mallya, who is in the United Kingdom, guilty of contempt on a plea by the consortium of lender banks led by the State Bank of India for his failure to furnish details of all his Indian and offshore assets and directed him to appear before it on July 10 to argue on the quantum of punishment but he failed to show up.” It is clear that Mallya was on May 9 guilty of contempt. He was ordered by the court “to appear before it on July 10 “. His failure to show up is another contempt and there is no reason for the Justices to wait for him to show up, and no requirement under law to be there to be punished. I feel that the Justices are stretching things a bit too much. The plain and simple fact is that he was in contempt and was asked to appear on July 10 and is in contempt of court and the Justices have a duty to find so and punish him on both the contempts.
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