Vijay Mallya contempt case: SC adjourns hearing, says will proceed only when liquor baron is produced in court

Vijay Mallya contempt case: The Supreme Court had on may 9 held beleaguered business tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of contempt on the basis of a plea by a consortium of banks for his failure to provide details of all his assets, domestic as well as offshore. Vijay Mallya had failed to make a personal appearance before the court despite being told to do so.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 14, 2017 5:03 pm
Vijay mallya, Mallya contempt case, Mallya extradition, Kingfisher airlines Vijay Mallya contempt case: The Supreme Court today adjourned the proceedings in the case saying unless Mallya is produced in court, it will not proceed with the case.

The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on contempt case proceedings against embattled businessman Vijay Mallya while observing that it will proceed in the case only when he is produced before it. The apex court also noted the government’s stand that proceedings to bring Mallya back is pending in the United Kingdom.

The Supreme Court had on may 9 held beleaguered business tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of contempt on the basis of a plea by a consortium of banks for his failure to provide details of all his assets, domestic as well as offshore. Vijay Mallya had failed to make a personal appearance before the court despite being told to do so.

As per the law, the offence of contempt of court entails a maximum imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of upto Rs 2,000 or both. Very recently, India had asked Britain to ensure early extradition of Vijay Mallya, who is accused in a massive bank loan default case of over Rs 9,000 crore involving his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines. The apex court was acting on a plea made by a consortium of lender banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI), which had contested that Vijay Mallya had allegedly transferred at least USD 40 million received from Diageo to his children in violation of various judicial orders.

The consortium of banks had argued before the court that liquor baron Vijay Mallya had disobeyed the orders and made “vague” disclosure about his assets. The apex court had earlier on March 9 asked the liquor baron about the “truthfulness” of the disclosure of assets by him and the transfer of money to his children.

The banks have claimed that Vijay Mallya had concealed the facts and diverted the money to his son Siddharth Mallya and daughters Tanya Mallya and Leanna Mallya in clear violation of the orders passed by the Karnataka High Court.

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    Bobby
    Jul 15, 2017 at 12:19 am
    Do you believe that Mallya has acted alone ? I doubt it. While in India he must have a powerful back up .
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      Shafted mohammed
      Jul 14, 2017 at 9:59 pm
      This fokutya would have been better off paying the dues and living respectfully rather than the humiliation of brought back in striped uniform in the flight and hand cuffed state and the government getting all the money back and in fact more. It seems to me that he is so drunk that he is not using his brain.
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        deva
        Jul 14, 2017 at 8:34 pm
        So can we expect Exparty judgements will not be given hens forth?
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          Vivek
          Jul 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm
          Good decision by Supreme Court of India. This will create pressure on Modi Govt. to bring back Mallya as soon as possible. Why Govt. not cancelled passport of Mallya even if all banks already warns Govt. about possibility of runaway? Some are crying over SC. Who made him so rich by buying bottles of Kingfisher??
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            Champa Bai
            Jul 14, 2017 at 7:25 pm
            What kind of a trash judgement is this??????So SC will not proceed unless he is produced in court??????Give me a break guys.......So basically u can commit crime, run away and court cannot do anything since u did not appear before them???????All criminals should be set free then?????Why cant SC declare him a proclaimed offender? Why cant SC issue a RCN alert for him???Why cant he be prosecuted in absence?????Why cant SC revoke his passport and Indian citizenship???
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              m s siddiqui
              Jul 14, 2017 at 8:54 pm
              Very pertinent questions raised by you, i wish SC takes notice of these point and take a quick decission, otherwise it is a clear signal of enjoy your vacation V M
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              Suhas
              Jul 14, 2017 at 7:13 pm
              Bravo!!!! What a decision. We 125 cror indians are proud of our judicial system. This means, if mallya does not come, he can not be prosicuted and punished. 3 cheers to to our supreme court. Cant imagine wha has done with this judgement. All of them should be given bharat ratna, A man commits crime. He runs away and does not appear in court. And court says, it will not consuct hearing unless he comes in court. Grate. Grate. Is there an award above bharat ratna, it should be given to SC. We, the people of india are proud of this court. Haer all those who want to defy the law. Break the law. Make contempt of court and run away. Our court are in no position to prosicute u. Enjoy your freedom. Only one thing i want to knaow. Isnt there a law to hear inabsentia? I think recently our hon sc punished a sitting HC judge inabsenta for contempt of court. And why mallya is being spared. Because he is rich?
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                AKG
                Jul 14, 2017 at 6:36 pm
                His children assets should automatically be confiscated.
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                  naresh
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm
                  Wah Supreme Court Wah. Judges you know very well that Sir Vijay Mallaya, is the royal guest of Her Majesty, and they will not let him go. You even know that Shri Manmohan Singh gave him all that money to live lavishly and invest silly. And you even know that if the BJP cannot go to war with England to bring him back without which you are not going to proceed with the case and thus give Congress opportunity to bash BJP. So dear judges, "The Nation Wants To Know" who are you trying to save?
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