New Delhi, August 6
The Supreme Court Thursday mentioned it will hear on August 20 the petition filed by businessman Vijay Mallya, who has sought evaluation of its 2017 order holding him responsible of contempt of courtroom for transferring USD 40 million to his kids.
The matter got here up for listening to by way of video-conferencing earlier than a bench comprising Justices U U Lalit and Ashok Bhushan, which adjourned it as one of many paperwork was not obtainable on the report.
The apex courtroom had in June directed its registry to clarify as to why Mallya’s evaluation petition had not been listed earlier than the involved courtroom for the final three years.
It had directed the registry to furnish all the small print together with names of officers who had handled the file in regards to the evaluation petition within the final three years.
The fugitive businessman had filed the petition in search of evaluation of the apex courtroom’s May 9, 2017 order by which he was held responsible of contempt of courtroom for transferring USD 40 million to his kids in violation of the order.
Mallya, who’s an accused in a financial institution mortgage default case of over Rs 9,000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, is presently within the United Kingdom.
The apex courtroom’s 2017 order had come on a plea by a consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI), which had mentioned that Mallya had allegedly transferred USD 40 million acquired from British agency Diageo to his kids in “flagrant violation” of varied judicial orders.
It was coping with pleas of lending banks in search of contempt motion and a route to Mallya to deposit USD 40 million acquired from offshore agency Diageo respectively.
The banks had then alleged that Mallya hid the info and diverted the cash to his son Siddharth Mallya and daughters Leanna Mallya and Tanya Mallya in “flagrant violation” of the orders handed by the Karnataka High Court.
Mallya had in May misplaced his utility in search of depart to enchantment his extradition to India within the UK Supreme Court, setting a 28-day clock on his elimination from the UK.
The UK prime courtroom’s determination marks an enormous authorized setback to the 64-year-old flamboyant businessman, who had earlier misplaced his excessive courtroom enchantment in opposition to an extradition order to India on fees of alleged fraud and cash laundering associated to unrecovered loans to his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines.
Mallya has been based mostly within the UK since March 2016 and stays on bail on an extradition warrant executed three years in the past by Scotland Yard on April 18, 2017. PTI