England: Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya was met with slogans of “chor hai” as he arrived at London’s The Oval sportsground for the India and Australia’s World Cup 2019 match on Sunday. Amid all the slogans, the liquor baron managed to speak to the media persons and said, “I’m making sure my mother doesn’t get hurt.”
Mallya, who is out on bail in the UK, is wanted in India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to Rs 9,000 crore.
In a video posted by news agency ANI, people can be seen shouting “Vijay Mallya chor hai” as the former Kingfisher boss leaves the sportsground. People are also heard saying “be a man, apologise to the country.”
Earlier in the day, Mallya also posted a picture of himself with son Sidhartha Mallya on Twitter and wrote, “Great to watch cricket with my son and even sweeter to see India’s emphatic victory over Australia. Congratulations to @imVkohli and his team.”
— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) June 9, 2019