Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is in the eye of a storm after he left the country despite pressure from the Indian government and various banks for his Rs 9000 crore loan repayment issue, has finally responded to the allegations.
I am an international businessman. I travel to and from India frequently. I did not flee from India and neither am I an absconder. Rubbish.- Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) March 10, 2016
Mallya, who left India on 2 March, took to Twitter to fight off the tags of "absconder". He posted: "I am an international businessman. I travel to and from India frequently. I did not flee from India and neither am I an absconder. Rubbish."
"As an Indian MP I fully respect and will comply with the law of the land. Our judicial system is sound and respected. But no trial by media."
"News reports that I must declare my assets. Does that mean that Banks did not know my assets or look at my Parliamentary disclosures?"
Mallya also slammed the media. "Once a media witch hunt starts it escalates into a raging fire where truth and facts are burnt to ashes," he said.