New Delhi: Wanted tycoon Vijay Mallya, granted bail until December 4 by UK court on Tuesday as he appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court for his extradition case hearing. The next management hearing in the case will be held on July 6.
The liquor baron denied all the allegations against him and said that he has “enough evidence” to plead his case. Talking to media outside the court before the court hearing, Mallya said, “I have nothing to say as the court proceedings are on and I deny all allegations that have been made and I will continue to deny them.”
Mallya is wanted in India for Kingfisher Airlines default on loans worth nearly Rs 9,000 crore. He has been in the United Kingdom since March 2016 and was arrested by the Scotland Yard on an extradition warrant on April 18. His extradition case hearing based on a formal request made by India on February 8 this year.
Last week, Mallya was called “chor, chor” by Indian cricket fans as he arrived to watch the India vs South Africa Champions Trophy match at the Oval cricket ground in London.
When asked about the incident, Mallya said, “I was not called a thief that day by the crowd at the Oval ground. Two drunk people were shouting but several others came and wished me well.”