A metropolitan court in suburban Andheri here on Saturday issued a non bailable warrant against businessman Vijay Mallya, in a case of cheque bouncing filed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). On May 7, Magistrate A A Laulkar had directed Vijay Mallya to appear before the court today failing which it will issue a NBW. The NBW was issued following Mallya’s non appearance on Saturday.
AAI filed two cases of cheque bouncing against Kingfisher and six others including Vijay Mallya in the Andheri metropolitan court. While the case was being heard, Mallya had been granted permanent exemption by the court. The two cheques worth Rs. 50 crores and Rs. 57 crores respectively since in year 2012.
Earlier sought the cancellation of Mallya’s permanent exemption from court appearances who now stands as an absconder with a total debt of over Rs 9000 crore.
Earlier in May, the court had directed Vijay Mallya to appear before it on the next hearing in July, failing which it had said it will issue a warrant against him. AAI’s lawyer had argued in the court that in view of cancellation of Mallya’s passport, his lawyer may not be able to produce him in the court if the court orders so.