Contempt matter in opposition to Vijay Mallya: Supreme Court to conduct listening to on Jan 18

The Supreme Court mentioned Tuesday that it’s going to hear the contempt of courtroom case involving fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on January 18, 2022, because the Centre persists in its makes an attempt to extradite the fugitive businessman to India.

If Mallya, who resides in United Kingdom, is just not current earlier than the Court on that day for any purpose, it can hear the counsel on his behalf, Live Law reported.

Observing that the apex courtroom has waited “sufficiently long”, a bench headed by Justice U U Lalit mentioned, “We can’t be waiting any longer now”.

The bench famous that Mallya was held responsible of contempt in 2017.

The bench, additionally comprising Justices S R Bhat and Bela M Trivedi, mentioned Mallya is at liberty to advance submissions, as are deemed acceptable, and if for any purpose, he isn’t current earlier than the courtroom, lawyer on his behalf can advance submissions.

“What we wish to do is, we will list this matter for disposal in second week of January because we have waited sufficiently long enough, we can’t be waiting any longer now. It has to see the light of the day at some stage or the other and the process must also get over,” the bench mentioned.

The prime courtroom requested senior advocate Jaideep Gupta to help it as amicus curiae within the case.

Vijay Mallya is an accused in a financial institution mortgage default case of over ₹ 9,000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines. He was held responsible of contempt of courtroom in 2017, for failing to reveal switch of $40 million to his youngsters’s accounts and for ignoring summons to seem in courtroom.

The 2017 order adopted a plea by a consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI), which had mentioned that Vijay Mallya had allegedly transferred the quantity to his youngsters in “flagrant violation” of assorted judicial orders.

The courtroom had earlier rejected a request made by Advocate EC Agarwala searching for his discharge as Mallya’s counsel within the contempt case, which is being heard by a Bench Justice UU Lalit, Justice Ravindra Bhat and Justice Bela Trivedi.