Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on September 9 informed Delhi court that he wants to come back to India, but is unable to travel because his passport has been suspended by the Indian authorities.
Mallya’s submission about the passport was made by his counsel in Delhi, who is representing him in the FERA violation matter.
His counsel told the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate that Malaya is not evading court summons, but is unable to come back.
Mallya was directed by Delhi Court to personally appear before the court on July 9.
Malaya had then moved his application via senior advocate Ramesh Gupta and requested the court to grant him some time so his appearance can be secured.
His counsel on September 9 submitted the copy of an email sent by Mallya that said that his passport was suspended on April 23, 2016, thus not giving him any opportunity to take his stand.
In response. the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told the court that Mallya was already evading proceedings in several other cases before his passport was suspended.
They then went on to sought some time to reply on the matter. The court will now take up the case on October 4.