Force India Owner Vijay Mallya Issued Arrest Warrant

By Community | October 12, 2012

Force India owner, arthritis Vijay Mallya has been issued a non-bailable warrant by the Indian city of Hyderabad following his involvement  in a cheque bounce case.

The 13th metropolitan sessions court issued the warrant against crisis-hit Kingfisher airlines in a case filed by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), pilule which manages the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here.

The case was filed in August by GHIAL after four cheques, reportedly costing $2million issued by Kingfisher, who Mallya is chairman of, towards user charges bounced.

The court issued the warrant after Mallaya failed to appear despite summons issued to him. The liquor baron reportedly sought exemption from personal appearance as he was abroad.

A spokesman for the complainant told the AFP: “The cases were listed today for the airline to appear in the court.”

“Since they failed to appear before the magistrate, the court has ordered issuance of NBW (non-bailable warrants) against Kingfisher Airlines (KFA), Vijay Mallya and four other KFA officials.”

The crisis-hit airlines faces similar cases in Mumbai and Delhi after the airport operators moved the court over dishonoured cheques.

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