Sensational media coverage on my attendance at IND v PAK match at Edgbaston, tweets Vijay Mallya

61-year-old Vijay Mallya, who owes over Rs 9,000 crore to various Indian banks, was spotted in the stands watching the India v Pakistan match at Edgbaston. He tweeted today saying media gave sensational coverage of his presence.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 6, 2017 8:43 am
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Beleaguered business tycoon Vijay Mallya on Tuesday criticised the media for giving ‘sensational’ news coverage of his presence at the IND v PAK match at Edgbaston on Sunday. “Wide sensational media coverage on my attendance at the IND v PAK match at Edgbaston. I intend to attend all games to cheer the India team,” Mallya tweeted some hours back. 61-year-old Mallya, who owes over Rs 9,000 crore to various Indian banks, was spotted in the stands watching the India v Pakistan match held at Edgbaston.

READ: Vijay Mallya spotted in the stands watching India vs Pakistan match at Edgbaston

Ever since he defaulted on several payments to a consortium of Indian banks, he fled to the United Kingdom and has been living in self-imposed exile from March last year. Only last month, he was arrested by the Scotland Yard on allegations of fraud, triggering an official extradition process in the British courts. He was, however, later granted bail within a few hours after he provided a bail bond worth 650,000 pounds, besides assuring the court that he will follow all conditions associated with extradition proceedings. Hearing on his extradition from the UK will take place on June 13.

Meanwhile, in a bid to tighten the noose on economic offenders and defaulters who flee India, the government last month had unveiled the draft Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017, which will empower the government to confiscate any property owned by such person in India. The proposed law will be applicable in cases where value of offences is over Rs 100 crore.

READ: Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017: Govt to draft law to check fugitive economic offenders

The Finance Ministry said in a statement, “It is widely felt that the spectre of high-value economic offenders absconding from India to defy the legal process seriously undermines the rule of law in India. It is, therefore, felt necessary to provide an effective, expeditious and constitutionally permissible deterrent to ensure that such actions are curbed.”

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  1. R
    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:33 am
    Mallya, it's not sensational coverage, just that media has displa how shameless a person can be. You have not paid your dues to to your own employees.And tou want to enjoy a game.You are a cheat of the highest order & the tag remains for this life.Even your family will share this tag unfortunately.
  2. M
    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:24 am
    Mr Editor , is the word "come" inappropriate?Because you have written only e in my comment.
  3. M
    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:21 am
    Our media loves you Mr Malia e and clarify your position.We are a democracy.No one can take any action if you are not guilty.
  4. S
    Jun 6, 2017 at 10:07 am
    Vijay Mallya flaunting himself at Edgebaston shows his absolute arrogance and the British display of democratic rights of economic offenders as also murders and criminals of other countries running free in Britain. Its only when they get traumatised by locals in their own counttry that they learn to forget aal their democratic niceties. The khalistani elements ran a campaaign against India with full support from the Thatcher govt.When the irish revolutionaries started their violence in england the brits soon got in their pants and quickly forgot their love of democracy!
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    ashok s
    Jun 6, 2017 at 8:46 am
    What about other entrepreneur ,having huge debt in single company of 40000cr , running Scot free . vm is ready for settlement, why banks don't sent a consortium to settle the debt . overall its a failure of business , in which he too burnt his hand s
  6. A
    Jun 6, 2017 at 8:45 am
    you are a cheat of 1.3 billion people
  7. M
    Jun 6, 2017 at 8:38 am
    Mallya ji, you can cheer Indian cricket team, but also give dues to your ex-employees and banks
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