Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Ethics committee of Parliament has taken up the issue of beleagured businessman Vijay Mallya, who is facing legal proceedings for alleged loan defaults by his group to the tune of over Rs 9,000 crore. The meeting on the Mallya issue is underway.
As per rules, the Committee oversees the moral and ethical conduct of members. It examines cases concerning the alleged breach of the Code of Conduct by members as also cases concerning allegations of any other ethical misconduct of members.
Following the request of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) yesterday revoked beleaguered Mallya's passport.
This act of the MEA comes within 10 days of the ministry suspending the beleaguered industrialist passport on April 15.
Then, the ED had also sought a non-bailable warrant against the Kingfisher Airlines' promoter which was later passed by a special court last week.
The diplomatic passport of the flamboyant 60-year-old industrialist, who is understood to have been in Britain for over a month and has refused to appear before the ED, was suspended on April 15 by the External Affairs Ministry on the recommendation of the agency.