Zee Media Bureau
The counsel for Vijay Mallya will move the High Court seeking quashing of the non-bailable warrant in the case of alleged dishonour of a Rs 50 lakh cheque.
In more trouble for Vijay Mallya, a Hyderabad court has earlier issued a non-bailable warrant against the beleaguered businessman after he failed to appear before it in a cheque dishonour case amid reports Sunday that quoted him as having said the time is not "right" for his return to India.
The court order in the case of alleged dishonour of a Rs 50 lakh cheque to GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd came even as Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said a probe will be launched to check whether there were any anomalies in the Provident Fund(PF) contributions made by Mallya's Kingfisher Airlines for its employees when it was functioning.
GMR counsel G Ashok Reddy said "He (Mallya) and others were supposed to appear before the court on March 10. They did not appear...Hence, court issued NBW order which has to be executed by April 13."
There are a total of 11 cases involving Rs 8 crore payment to GMR and the NBWs were issued in connection with Rs 50 lakh bounced cheque, he said.
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, or GHIAL, which runs Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport had filed a petition in the court seeking Mallya's prosecution for defaulting on payments and cheating them by allegedly issuing cheques that bounced.