'Please take my money unconditionally': Vijay Mallya pleads Indian govt to accept loan repayment and close case
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Fugitive Indian business Vijay Mallya on Thursday asked the Indian government to accept his offer of bank loan repayment and close the legal case against him.
In a tweet post, Mallya congratulated the government for the COVID-19 relief package to boost the economy amid lockdown. He has lamented that his multiple attempts to pay back his dues have been ignored by the central government.
"Congratulations to the Government for a COVID 19 relief package. They can print as much currency as they want BUT should a small contributor like me who offers 100% payback of State-owned Bank loans be constantly ignored? Please take my money unconditionally and close," the tweet post read.
Congratulations to the Government for a Covid 19 relief package. They can print as much currency as they want BUT should a small contributor like me who offers 100% payback of State owned Bank loans be constantly ignored ? Please take my money unconditionally and close.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) May 14, 2020
Mallya is facing a legal battle in the UK in connection with Rs 9,000-crore bank fraud and money laundering case involving Kingfisher Airlines that is currently defunct. The government is trying to get him extradited to India to face enforcement authorities.
Earlier this month, he had filed an appeal in the UK Supreme Court after his appeal against extradition was rejected by the London High Court.
In the past, Mallya had tweeted that he had offered 100 per cent of the amount borrowed by Kingfisher Airlines but neither banks were willing to take back the money nor ED was willing to release his attached assets under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The CBI and ED are investigating him over loan fraud case.
Mallya was arrested by UK authorities in April 2017 on request of CBI.
(with IANS inputs)
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