Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Bombay High Court will hear on Friday a plea by Service Tax Department against Vijay Mallya for recovery of dues from Kingfisher Airlines.
The move comes after the Supreme Court issued notice to liquor baron Vijay Mallya on the pleas of a consortium of PSU banks led by the State Bank seeking restraining him from leaving India.
However, the government was informed by that the promoter of the defunct Kingfisher Airlines had already left India on March 2.
"I spoke to the CBI little while ago and it told me that on March 2 he (Mallya) left the country," Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi told the bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and R F Nariman.
The beleaguered businessman is facing legal proceedings for allegedly defaulting loans of over Rs 9,000 crores from various banks for Kingfisher Airlines.