Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Liquor baron, who resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Monday, cried foul asserting he was never given a fair trial despite his cooperation with the investigating agencies.
“I am not been given a fair trial, cooperating with investigating agencies,” CNN News 18 reported the businessman as saying his resignation letter.
The channel also reported that Mallya, in his letter, said he was unfairly dragged into the controversy.
“I have been unfairly dragged into this controversy,” Mallya is said to written in the letter.
The beleaguered liquor baron resigned from the Upper House just a day before the House to take a final call his termination.
Earlier on April 25, Rajya Sabha ethics panel had unanimously recommended termination of his membership from the House and had given him a week's time to respond to the panel.
Mallya was an independent member of the House from Karnataka, elected twice – once in 2002 and again in 2010 - and is facing legal proceedings for alleged loan defaults by his group to the tune of over Rs 9,000.