The court observed, “Mallya has scant regard for the law of the land and has no intention to return to India. His passport has been revoked was malafide.”
Another non-bailable warrant against Mallya was served in a 2012 cheque bounce case lodged by GMR-led Delhi International Airport (DIAL), which operates Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The DIAL moved the Patiala House Court after three cheques, each for Rs 7.5 crore, issued by Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines bounced.
It may be noted that the Supreme Court is hearing a plea , filed by a consortium of 17 banks, including the State Bank of India, seeking to recover Rs 9,000 crore from Mallya.
Earlier, Mallya’s lawyer argued in court that since he (Mallya) was not involved in the day-to-day affairs of Kingfisher, he can’t be held accountable for the cases piled up against him. However, the court did not cancel summons against him.
He has frequently known to abide by the orders of the court. Earlier Mallya was criticised by the Patiala House Court for not revealing his total assests in October this year.
At present, Mallya is staying in London and he was supposed to appear in the court on November 4, which he didn’t.