Vijay Mallya: Special court issues Letters Rogatary to UK seeking assets details abroad in money laundering case

Updated On : 04 Feb , 2017 , 05:08 PM
File Pic: Vijay Mallaya
File Pic: Vijay Mallaya
New Delhi:

Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai has issued Letters Rogotary to United Kingdom on Friday seeking details of assets owned by Vijay Mallya in the country. 

The court has also sought legal assistance in connection with money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate against businessman Vijay Mallya in money laundering case. 

Special Judge PR Bhavke said in his order, "Issue Letter Rogotary to a competant authority in United Kingdon to examine facts and circumstances of the case."

The ED had moved the special court recently seeking issuance of LR to secure details about Mallya's assets. 
An ED official said, "We want details of the assets possessed by Mallya and hence we prayed to the court to issue LR." 

In January this year, the Special CBI court in Mumbai issued non-bailable warrant against Beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya after the investigating agency moved an extradition plea.

On January 25, market regulator Sebi had barred Mallya and six others from the securities market in a case related to alleged funds diversions from United Spirits, a company which the tycoon promoted before selling it to Diageo. He had resigned as director and chairman of USL in March 2016. 

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First Published : Saturday, February 04, 2017 04:58 PM
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