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Fugitive Vijay Mallya boiling as extradition date nearer says, ‘Why isn't PM Modi instructing banks to accept money I'm offering'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2019, 13:27 IST

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, whose date of his extradition to India is near and its side-effects can be on him. Business tycoon, Mallya is boiling as banks are not accepting his offer to take money. Following which, Mallya took to a micro-bloggaing site and asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not instructing the banks to take the money he has been offering. Mallya took to Twitter and posted a series of tweets, where he also dismissed having any "hidden wealth."

In a tweet, Mallya said, "I noticed that the Prime Minister, in his last speech in Parliament, referred to an unnamed person who 'ran away' with Rs 9,000 crore. Given the media narrative, I can only infer that reference is to me.”

“I respectfully ask why the Prime Minister is not instructing his Banks to take the money I have put on the table so he can at least claim credit for the full recovery of public funds lent to Kingfisher," he said.

Mallya response comes in the backdrops of the British government approving Mallya's extradition to India where he is wanted in the Rs 9000-crore Kingfisher loan default case.

Vijay Mallya further said that he has made the offer to settle before the Karnataka High Court. This cannot be dismissed as frivolous, he added.

"It is a perfectly tangible, sincere, honest and readily achievable offer. The shoe is on the other foot now. Why don’t the Banks take the money lent to KFA?," Mallya asked.

"Am appalled, to say the least at the media reports on the Enforcement Directorate claims that I hid my wealth! If there was hidden wealth how could I put approximately 14,000 crores worth of assets openly in front of Court? Shameful misleading of public opinion but unsurprising," he said in his last tweet.

On January 2, UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed the order to extradite Mallya which lower court had already ordered. Following which Mallya became the first person to be declared a fugitive offender under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.

Also, Vijay Mallya was given 14 days' time to appeal against his extradition in a higher court -- the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

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First published: 14 February 2019, 11:10 IST