Foreign Ministry writes to British High Commission to seek Mallya’s deportation
New Delhi: Union Ministry of External Affairs has written to the High Commission of United Kingdom in Delhi, seeking the deportation of Vijay Mallya so that his presence can be secured for investigations against him under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
Giving this information at a press briefing here today, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that the Indian High Commission in the UK will also be issuing a note verbale for mallya’s deportation to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Mallya’s passport was revoked last week in view of the ongoing investigations and the non-bailable warrant issued by a Special Judge in Mumbai, Swarup said adding: “We will continue to pursue this matter with the United Kingdom authorities.”
The deportation request follows four summons by ED for questioning Mallya for charges that invoke provisions of the the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.