Vijay Mallya attends Virat Kohli’s charity event in London, watch video

Former Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya - the IPL side that Virat Kohli captains - was one of the attendees of the charity ball hosted by Kohli in London on Monday evening. The charity raised funds for Justice and Care organisation.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: June 6, 2017 9:12 am
virat kohli, vijay mallya, vijay mallya cricket, cricket news, sports news, virat kohli charity, indian express Vijay Mallya attended the charity ball hosted by Virat Kohli in London. (Source: Youtube screenshot)

On Sunday, absconding businessman Vijay Mallya was one of the attendees of Virat Kohli’s charity ball in London to raise funds for Justice and Care organisation – an entity that works towards fighting human trafficking. Mallya had attended the India vs Pakistan match at Edgbaston in Birmingham of ICC Champions Trophy, which Kohli-led India had won by 124 runs. Of the many faces in attendance on the day, Mallya’s face stood out as he sat in the VIP stands. The former owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore and current owner of Force India is presently out on bail while being wanted in the country for defaulting on bank loans with his now defunct Kingfisher Airlines. He was later snapped up chatting away with former India captain and now commentator Sunil Gavaskar. Mallya reportedly had Champions Trophy lanyards – a stadium pass as well as pitch pass.

Mallya was seen getting out of a vehicle as players and team officials arrived for the charity ball held in London to raise awareness and funds for those affected by human trafficking. The organisation aims at providing a safe place to stay, rehabilitation, counselling, vital medical care, schooling and vocational training for those rescued in India. (On more attendees at the event, read more here)

Mallya fled India in March 2016 after being listed as one of the 11 people in CBI’s chargesheet on Kingfisher Airlines’s unpaid loans to IDBI Bank. Mallya owes Indian banks Rs 9,000 crore (with interest) in cases related to embezzlement, debt recovery and foreign exchange transgression.

He was arrested by the Scotland Yard in London on April 18 and produced before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court where he was granted bail on condition of depositing bail bond of £650,000 prior to his release from custody. His next court hearing is scheduled for May 17.

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    rangan anand
    Jun 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm
    Recently one of my collegue could not pay the bank installment for 2 months one nationalized bank sent rowdies and goondas to threaten him day and night. Now the country has lost how many crores thru Mallaya. Long live our country. The present government has not taken any action against the banks who advanced the money and also not taken action whoever allowed him to escape from the country.
    1. V
      Jun 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm
      When money comes in, so do links with crooks....some can avoid some give in.
      1. T
        Jun 6, 2017 at 11:57 am
        Lo virat bana anti national lol... Now few will pounce upon need to do that .... Virat can't avoid him as he is the boss of his IPL team's governments inefficiency what created all this
        1. K
          Jun 6, 2017 at 11:18 am
          What is the surprise here ? What is the IPL about ? Guha should be credited for standing up and being counted. Cricket in India is simply corruption by other means. Most of the matches are rigged any ways. Why isn't Jaitley in Jail ?
          1. B
            Jun 6, 2017 at 12:33 pm
            Jaitley's premises should be raided and searched by IT sleuths.
          2. a.s. Venkatachalam
            Jun 6, 2017 at 10:28 am
            boycott virat kohli because he invited the absconder/financial terorist MALLYA for the function
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