New Delhi: Britain has expressed its inability to deport Vijay Mallya. On Monday, British government told India’s High Commissioner that Mallya has the resident visa to stay in the UK and he is a NRI. Mallya’s name is included in the voter list of the UK.
Vijay Mallya has the resident visa to stay in UK from 1992. On April 24, the Indian Government has canceled his passport.
Vijay Mallya has borrowed Rs 9,000 crore from the Indian Banks. Mallya left the country on 2 March shortly before banks moved the Supreme Court seeking his detention in the country.
According to a statement by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson, “the UK Government has informed that under the 1971 Immigration Act, the UK does not require an individual to hold a valid passport in order to remain in the UK if they have extant leave to remain as long as their passport was valid when leave to remain or enter the UK was conferred.”
However, the UK has acknowledged the seriousness of the allegations and has expressed its keenness to assist India in the matter and have asked the government to consider requesting mutual legal assistance or extradition.
The Enforcement Directorate last month obtained a non-bailable warrant against Mallya from a Mumbai court in a money laundering case.