Vijay Mallya gets bail till December 4, says ‘enough evidence to prove my case’

Last week, Mallya was welcomed with chants of "chor, chor" by Indian cricket fans as he arrived to watch the India vs South Africa Champions Trophy match at The Oval cricket ground in London.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2017 9:39 pm
Vijay mallya, Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, Kingfisher airlines, Vijay mallya case, Vijay mallya extradition Vijay Mallya was arrested by Scotland Yard on an extradition warrant on April 18. (File photo/ANI)

Denying all allegations against him, liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday claimed that he has “enough evidence” to plead his case as he appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court for his extradition case hearing. Talking to media outside the court before court hearing, Mallya, who is wanted in India on loan defaults to several banks, said, “I have nothing to say as the court proceedings are on and I deny all allegations that have been made and I will continue to deny them.” The court granted him bail till December 4 and fixed July 6 as the next date for the hearing.

Asked what he expected would happen in the court, the chairman of the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines said: “I have no expectations and you can hear what the court says.”  Mallya also said he had “enough evidence” to fight the case, but parried a question whether he fears that a trial in India would be unfair to him.

Last week, Mallya was greeted with chants of “chor, chor” by Indian cricket fans as he arrived to watch the India vs South Africa Champions Trophy match at The Oval cricket ground in London. Talking about the incident, Mallya said, “I was not called a thief that day by crowd at Oval ground. Two drunk people were shouting but several others came and wished me well.”

Earlier, he had caused a stir by his attendance of the India vs Pakistan match in Birmingham after which he had declared on Twitter that he would be attending all India matches in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy. Mallya, who is wanted in India for Kingfisher Airlines’ default on loans worth nearly Rs 9,000 crores, has been in the UK since March 2016 and was arrested by Scotland Yard on an extradition warrant on April 18.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    A Dias
    Jun 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm
    It appears Malls had made an offer to pay Rs.7000 crores to settle his dues of about 9000 crores. This was rejected. Had it been accepted, the loss to the banks would have been about 2000 crores. On the other hand, according to financial author Vivek Kaul, Hindustan Photo Films, a Govt. Of India company is making a loss of about 1500 crores a year and their ac ulated loss over the last 10 years is about 15000 crores and increasing. HPF employs only a few hundred people and right now is 'producing' a product nobody wants. In contrast, Kingfisher Airlines emplo (tens of?) thousands and provided a service that was valued. Such condemnation of Mallya, but not a peep about the colossal waste of resources by the government.
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      Jun 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm
      How can Vijay Mallya return back to India, when he was seen off by Modi and Jaitley at airport under the protection of CBI. The biggest traitors of this country are Modi, Amit Shah and Mohan Bhagwat. They are expert in marketing strategies and are enjoying power in the absence of viable opposition. Democracy has become farce in India.
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        Namasivayam Chokkalingam
        Jun 13, 2017 at 7:35 pm
        "For Gold his sword the hireling ruffian draws, For Gold the hireling Judge distorts the Laws.." -- Dr. Johnson, Vanity of Human Wishes
        1. A
          Jun 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm
          what happened to Lalit Modi ? he has also been forgotten .
          1. V
            Jun 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm
            Please share any info any info regarding those 3 bhim sena men who spat on lord pic at # on Twitter name address anything will be very thankful to you
            1. M
              Jun 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm
              IF this gentleman has what is called conscience he should come clean pay back what he has taken from Indian banks.No body with some character would hide behind technicalities in a foreign country.Shame on such people.
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                Saradindu Bose
                Jun 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm
                Deepika is really lucky - that he escaped from Siddharth Mallya.
                1. J
                  Jun 13, 2017 at 6:56 pm
                  Vijaya Mallayya you are one 1 deshbhakt of India. You need not to worry, the case is so weak it will not stand in front of court single minute, RSS intention is to save you, because you are a biggest supporter for them, you enjoy your will life, all these things are just to fool the Indian public.
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                    George Cruz
                    Jun 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm
                    Unlike Vadra who has looted the country and hasn't contributed anything to the Indian economy, Vijay Mallya with various corporations has contributed to the Indian economy as well as created millions of hobs in India.
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                      Prasanta Mishra
                      Jun 13, 2017 at 9:01 pm
                      Phir chadi rona.
                      1. P
                        Jun 13, 2017 at 9:53 pm
                        No double bhakts have soft corner for Mallya
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