Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Facing the heat for allowing beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya to go abroad, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday clarified that its first out-look notice seeking detention was issued by mistake.
"The detention order issued against Vijay Mallya by CBI was an error by a lower level officer," said CBI.
Detention order issued against Vijay Mallya by CBI was an error by a lower level officer: CBI
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The investigation agency also informed that Mallya had joined questioning on December 9, 2015 and 10 in New Delhi and on December 12 in Mumbai.
According to reports, the investigating agency had on October 16, 2015 issued a lookout circular where it said Vijay Mally was to be detained if he tries to leave the country.
However, in November, the agency asked for a revised cicular where it asked the Bureau of Immigration to inform it about his departure and travel plans.
The sources said Mallya travelled abroad in October and returned in November, while he made two trips in first and last week of December and also a trip in January besides the recent trip reportedly to London on March 2.