Those who lay allegations on PM Narendra Modi Government for providing a helping hand to fugitive liquid baron Vijay Mallya should open their eyes and should clearly watch out,It is PM Modi Government which is taking action against absconders like him
In a big blow to Vijay Mallya, Delhi Patiala House Court has ordered the seizure of liquid baron’s properties in Bangalore in a case related to violation of FERA norms.The bench headed by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat was hearing to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) plea seeking attachment of Mallya’s properties.
According to the ED, fugitive Vijay Mallya was summoned on four occasions for questioning in connection with the contract signed in December 1995 with London-based firm Benetton Formula Ltd for the promotion of the Kingfisher brand abroad.
When Mallya failed to appear before ED in response to the summons, a complaint was filed on March 8, 2000, before a court and later charges were framed against him under FERA.
On November 4, 2016, while issuing a non-bailable warrant against Mallya, the court had observed he had no inclination to return and had scant regard for the law of the land.It had said that the coercive process has to be initiated against Mallya as he was facing proceedings in several cases ad avoiding an appearance in those matters.
Last year, on 12 April the Delhi court issued an open-ended non-bailable warrant against the liquor baron and this year the court had on January 4 declared Mallya a proclaimed offender for evading summons in a FERA violation case after noting that he failed to appear before it despite repeated summonses
The court had on 8 May directed the attachment of Mallya’s properties in the case through the Bengaluru Police commissioner and sought a report on it.The Bengaluru Police had earlier informed the court that it has identified 159 properties belonging to Mallya, but has not been able to attach any of them.
The court had also held that Mallya’s plea that he wanted to return to India but was “incapacitated” to travel as his passport had been revoked by Indian authorities was “malafide” and “abuse of the process of law”.
In the wake of all this, The Delhi Court has now issued fresh directions after the Bengaluru Police, through ED’s special public prosecutor N K Matta and advocate Samvedna Verma, sought more time to execute its earlier order.
The time to enjoy as these absconders used to do in Congress era has now gone. In PM Modi’s era they have to pay for all the bad deeds done by them
Source :Financial Express