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Won’t wait for Vijay Mallya’s extradition, says SC; will proceed with contempt case on Jan 18

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  • Vijay Mallya, currently in UK, was found guilty of contempt of court after he transferred $40 million to his children’s accounts in violation of court order

New Delhi: If Vijay Mallya is not present, his counsel can argue on his behalf, the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday, refusing to wait any longer for his extradition from UK.

It has said it will proceed with the contempt case against him on January 18 and pronounce the punishment.
“We have waited sufficiently long enough. We can’t be waiting any longer now,” said the bench headed by Justice UU Lalit.
This was after the Centre told the court that while the extradition has attained finality, certain “secret proceedings: were pending in the UK.
“The matter has to see the light as it is getting adjourned from 2017 when he was found guilty of contempt. Only sentencing is pending for last four years,” the court observed.
Vijay Mallya had earlier sought a review of the court’s order of May 2017 holding him guilty of contempt following a petition by a consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India.

However, the SC had dismissed Mallya’s plea.
He is also accused of defaulting on a bank loan of over Rs 9,000 crore involving the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines. owned by him.
It said it will proceed with the contempt case against him on January 18 and pronounce the punishment for him.

 

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