Vijay Mallya issue to be taken up by Ethics committee of Parliament today

Ethics committee of Parliament will take 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

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2016, 11:10 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Ethics committee of Parliament will take 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.

 

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.

The committee is likely to do Mallya's MP status review. He is a two-time Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka.

 

On Wednesday, the government told the Supreme Court that Mallya had left India on March 2 following which the bench issued notice to him and sought his response within two weeks on pleas filed by a consortium of banks seeking direction for freezing his passport and his presence before the apex court.