The Supreme Court on Friday postponed hearing on the quantum of punishment to be granted to liquor baron Vijay Mallya till the administration produces him before it.
Mr Mallya has been held blameworthy of contempt of the top court for not showing up before it and not making full revelation of assets held by him and his family as requested before.
Taking note of the means being taken by the central government for Mr Mallya’s removal, a seat of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit stated: “The issue might be set up (under the steady gaze of the court) on his (Mr Mallya) production under the steady gaze of the court.”
Following a short hearing, the bench in its order stated: “The contemnor (Mr Mallya) neglected to show up in spite of he being represented by counsel.
“Legislature of India has found a way to secure his presence however Mr Mallya is yet to be delivered. Removal procedures are on and all means are being taken by the legislature to deliver him before the court.”
Mr Mallya is presently in Britain.