Exclusive Images Of Vijay Mallya’s Cell In Arthur Jail

Glen Norman
September 13, 2018

Embattled businessman Vijay Mallya told reporters outside London's Westminster Magistrates' Court that he met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before leaving the country and offered to settle his dues with the Indian banks.

Mallya told media outside of court that he had met Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to settle matters before he left the country.

On 26 February: In a text message to Firstpost, the then SBI chairman, Arundhati Bhattacharya said the bank is taking further action in the context of Mallya hinting to leave the country.

After Congress latched onto Vijay Mallya "meeting" Arun Jaitley, the BJP hit back by accusing Rahul Gandhi of "using black money".


Jaitley rubbished Mallya's statement, saying he never gave him an appointment since 2014 but the liquor baron misused his position as Rajya Sabha MP to accost him in Parliament.

Mallya, who talked to the media outside a London court where he is facing extradition proceedings, said: "I had a scheduled meeting in Geneva".

Speaking at a press conference, Mr. Gandhi also trained his guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking, "Why did Jaitley allow Mallya to escape, or was it an order from the Prime Minister?"

"He paced up to catch up with me and while walking uttered a sentence that "I am making an offer of settlement", the Minister said. Indian authorities wouldn't have been in a situation to endlessly wait outside United Kingdom court rooms to get a favourable judgment for Mallya's extradition and even make a presentation to United Kingdom judges about the facilities an conditions of Indian jails.


"I put nearly Rs 15,000 crore offer on the table of the Karnataka High Court".

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In his Facebook blog, Jaitley that he had never given Mallya any appointment.

It argues Mallya, who moved to Britain in March 2016, had no intention of repaying money it borrowed from IDBI in 2009 and the loans had been taken out under false pretences, on the basis of misleading securities and with the money spent differently to how the bank had been told. "I did not even receive the papers that he was holding in his hand".


"The evidence is capable of sustaining an inference of dishonesty", said CPS barrister Mark Summers, adding that the government of India has proved that Mallya has a "case to answer" before the Indian courts. That was the last time Nirav, who is wanted in the Rs 13,000-crore Punjab National Bank loan fraud, was seen in public. "The notice issued for Vijay Mallya was changed to the inform notice".

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