Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Tightening the noose around liquor baron Vijay Mallya, the government on Thursday started his deportation proceedings.
Ministry of External Affairs has written to the UK High Commission in New Delhi to seek his deportation.
Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) yesterday urged a Delhi court to recall its earlier order granting permanent exemption from personal appearance to Mallya in a case for allegedly evading summons issued by the agency in connection with purported violation of foreign exchange rules.
The Supreme Court also recently directed Mallya to disclose all his assets, including the overseas assets held by him, his estranged wife and children to the banks with whom he has defaulted.
Vijay Mallya allegedly owes over Rs 9,000 crore to around 17 banks.
The beleaguered businessman, who left India on March 2, has refused to return to India and failed to appear before the ED and a special court on three occasions.