Liquor baron Vijay Mallya who has been flown to UK to avoid his arrest in India in Kingfisher Airlines’ default on loans worth nearly Rs 9,000 crore, has been all set to marry for the third time.
This time, Mallya has been reportedly getting hitched to his long time girlfriend and a former Kingfisher air-hostess Pinky Lalwani.
Vijay Mallya and Pinky Lalwani has been dating since three years. According to some media reports, the couple is staying together in Mallya’s mansion in Hertfordshire, near London.
According to reports, Mallya met Lalwani for the first time in 2011. Mallya’s first wife was Sameera Tyabjee and second wife was Rekha Mallya. Lalwani who is currently dating Vijay Mallya is also reportedly in good terms with his family. Mallya has three kids from his previous marriages. Lalwani also left India at the same time when Mallya escaped the country. They recently celebrated their third anniversary of being a couple.
Earlier this week, Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Tuesday directed attachment of loan defaulter Vijay Mallya’s properties. The court passed on its oerder through Bengaluru Police Commissioner.
The order was passed on a plea by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under Section 83 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Section 83 of the Criminal Procedure Code mandates attachment of the property of an absconder. Earlier a Delhi court had declared Mallya as proclaimed offender for evading summons. As per the case registered by the ED, Mallya had allegedly paid USD 200,000 to a British firm and some European countries for displaying Kingfisher logo in Formula One World Championships in London in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
The court had earlier in 2016 lifted the exemption granted to Mallya from mandatory personal appearance in the case of evading summons in Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA)’s violation case.The investigative agency also claimed that the money was paid without prior approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in violation of the FERA norms.
Meanwhile, the British judge hearing the extradition case of liquor baron Vijay Mallya said that it was blindingly obvious that rules were being broken by Indian banks which sanctioned some of the loans to the erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines.
Presiding over a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, Judge Emma Arbuthnot described the case as a jigsaw puzzle with different pieces of massive evidence to be put together to paint a picture, which she said she was now able to see more clearly than a few months ago.