India writes to U.K. on Mallya’s deportation

The MEA wants to ensure his presence before the authorities to proceed with investigation against him.

Updated - December 04, 2021 10:56 pm IST

Published - April 28, 2016 04:52 pm IST - New Delhi

Vijay Mallya

Vijay Mallya

India has asked the United Kingdom to deport Vijay Mallya, the owner of the now-grounded Kingfisher Airlines, wanted for money laundering and financial mismanagement.

“As of today [Thursday] the MEA has written to the High Commission of the United Kingdom in Delhi requesting deportation of Shri Vijay Mallya from the United Kingdom. The High Commission of India (in the U.K.) will also issue a similar note verbale on the case. We shall pursue the matter with the United Kingdom,” said Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The MEA cancelled Mr Mallya’s passport last week after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) asked the ministry to initiate steps to > bring back Mr. Mallya who owes more than $1 billion to banks and creditors in India. Mr. Mallya who flew out in the first week of March has not returned since even as law enforcement authorities and banks have been demanding for his return.

Soon after the cancellation of Mr Mallya’s passport, news agencies had reported that his name has appeared on the electoral rolls of the U.K. However, officials pointed out, that appearance of his name on the roll does not necessarily mean that Mr. Mallya has stealthily acquired British citizenship.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.