‘Good Times’ turn Bad ! DRT Restricts Diageo paying Rs 510 Cr to Mallya

More trouble for liquor baron Vijaya Mallya, as The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) on Monday restricted Diageo from disbursing Rs 510 crore to Vijay Mallya, which was part of the settlement when he resigned as chairman of United Spirits Ltd. The Tribunal passed the order on state-owned SBI’s application seeking the lenders’ first right on the -million payout from Diageo to UB Group promoter Vijay Mallya under a recent sweetheart deal.

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The Tribunal passed the order on state-owned SBI’s application seeking the lenders’ first right on the $75-million payout from Diageo to UB Group promoter Vijay Mallya under a recent sweetheart deal. The next hearing in the case will be on March 28. State Bank of India (SBI) had filed three other applications, including one seeking Mallya’s arrest and impounding of his passport, as the bank approached DRT seeking action against him for defaulting on loans.

In another development, the Enforcement Directorate on Monday registered a money laundering case against Vijay Mallya and others in connection with the alleged default of over Rs 900 crore loan from IDBI bank. They said while the ED’s zonal office in Mumbai has registered the case, sleuths are also looking at the overall financial structure of the now defunct Kingfisher airlines and a separate probe under foreign exchange violation charges could also be initiated.

“Mallya and others will soon be questioned. The agency has collected relevant documents from concerned authorities and the bank in question,” they said.

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  1. See, how efficient is the Indian intelligence services. All the while there has been animated talk in media about restricting Vijay Mallya leaving the country by impouding his passport. My foot! What impounding his passport?.. Now, the latest news is that Vijay Mallya, the King of Good Times has run away from Bad Times and is now in London having a good time with British babes there. Seven days passed till media came to know about his whereabouts or that he is in England.

    There is no difference between Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya, both of whom are in London and probably huddled together reminiscing about their fun and frolics and their escapades at a London Pub or at the bars in their homes. Both of them are having a fantastic and quality time with public money. Everything is bought with ill-gotten wealth be it house, car, tie, bow or under clothing. In case of Vijay Mallya, even acts of charity has been done with public money.

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