China’s Supreme People’s Court has blacklisted 6.73 million bank defaulters and restricted them from travelling by plane, getting promoted or applying for loans and credit cards.
Never before has the establishment been so publicly audacious in preaching one thing and practicing another. Even as all the big scammers run amok, the BJP has been increasingly vigilant in monitoring dissenters.
Time and time again, the CBI and ED have acted a little too late and have been frustrated by various procedural issues that get in the way of extraditing the accused back to India.
Under Narendra Modi’s rule, a string of well-connected businessmen have been able to escape legal consequences.
Terming the ministry’s previous response as ‘vague’, the chief information commissioner ordered the application to be transferred to the concerned authority within five days.
The ongoing litigation against Mallya revolves around the $1.4 billion that the former owes to IDBI on account of the loans borrowed by the now obsolete Kingfisher Airlines.
Mallya’s lawyers plan to argue that the extradition request should be rejected because of lack of evidence against him.
Given his government’s record of inaction, however, the latest disclosures are also likely to sink without a trace.
Emails accessed allegedly contain information on corporate espionage, freebies to politicians, officials and bureaucrats to buy influence, and co-opting of independent directors.
The businessman is currently out on bail on an earlier extradition warrant executed by Scotland Yard on behalf of Indian authorities in April.
In Kingfizzer: The Rise and Fall of Vijay Mallya, Kingshuk Nag tries to shed light on Mallya’s personality and the role it played in his decline.
The status of cases against the likes of Vijay Mallya, arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and former IPL chief Lalit Modi is the same as theirs – lost in transit.
The 61-year-old tycoon is sought by Indian authorities for allegedly defaulting on several bank loans amounting to nearly Rs 9,000 crore.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, convicted in the Rs 7,000 crore Satyam scam, had also audited accounts of Vijay Mallya’s firm and the Global Trust Bank, which collapsed.
State Bank of India, the biggest lender to the airlines, has pegged its losses at Rs 900 crore, however, the actual losses may be even higher than these estimates.
The UK’s Crown Prosecution Services will be arguing on behalf of the Indian authorities when Mallya’s extradition is heard in London on June 13.
The apex court will mete out the punishment for Mallya’s contempt of court as well as his violation of the orders of Karnataka high court on that date.
Mallya transferred $40 million to his children’s accounts in violation of court orders.
Vijay Mallya, who owes banks Rs 9,000 crore, has been living in Britain since 2016 and was arrested by Scotland Yard last month on India’s extradition request.
While 62 fugitives were extradited between 2002 and 2016, 110 fugitives are yet to be extradited although India has made formal requests.
In the thirty-eighth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the reopening of criminal conspiracy charges against L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and others, and also explains why Vijay Mallya’s arrest and subsequent release is no cause for celebration.
Founding editor of The Wire M.K. Venu interviews Ashish Khetan, senior spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party and chairman of the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi about Vijay Mallya’s arrest and the fight against corruption in big business.
The extradition process of the liquor baron from the UK, who owes Indian banks over Rs 9,000 crore, will begin now that he has been produced in a UK court and granted bail.
The extradition request has been certified by Britain’s secretary of state and will not be sent to a district judge for consideration.
Black money may be funnelled away in tax havens, but it is all controlled out of London, where Indian and other billionaires are happy to be based.
In the seventh episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about nepotism in politics and the cases of Vijay Mallya and arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari absconding abroad.
Mallya, whose now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs 9,000 crore to various banks, had fled from India on March 2, 2016.
Dealing with demonetisation aftereffects requires a fiscal and monetary boost, but the government appears to be in no mood to deliver it, for obvious reasons – the fiscal cushion that Narendra Modi’s brainwave was supposed to provide never materialised.
The minister of state for finance said that a complaint has been lodged.
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The RBI governor’s no-nonsense attitude in dealing with debt default did not go down well with the big business interests, leaving the political class feeling uncomfortable and insecure.
The independent MP and liquor baron quit one day before the Ethics Committee of the Upper House was set to recommend his expulsion.
Supreme Court Asks Vijay Mallya to Declare Assets as Banks Reject Offer of Partial Settlement of Dues
A consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India today rejected before the Supreme Court the proposal offered by liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his companies to pay 4,000 crore rupees by September towards partial settlement of the dues owed.