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Vijay Mallya asks govt to accept his 100% loan repayment, close case against him

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Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is fighting his extradition to India, on Thursday, took to Twitter asking the government to accept his offer of 100% repayment of his loan and close the case against him.

Congratulating the government for its Rs 20 lakh crore economic package, Mallya pointed out how his repeated offers to repay his dues have been ignored.

“Congratulations to the Government for a COVID-19 relief package. They can print as much currency as they want BUT should a small contributor like me who offers 100% payback of State-owned Bank loans be constantly ignored?” he said in the tweet.

Mallya, promoter of the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, is wanted in India for fraud amounting to Rs 9,000 crore. “Please take my money unconditionally and close the case,” he said in the tweet.

Mallya had in May filed an appeal in the UK Supreme Court after losing an extradition appeal in the London High Court. He had left for the UK after banks began to seek the return of the loan. The government had then attached his property.

This is not the first time that Mallya has offered to pay up his debts. Earlier too he had tweeted that he had made a similar offer to payback 100% of the amount borrowed by Kingfisher Airlines. He had said that neither the banks nor the Enforcement Directorate had bothered with the appeal.