Hyderabad: In more trouble for business tycoon Vijay Mallya, a Hyderabad court has issued five more non-bailable warrants against him and former Chief Financial Officer of long-grounded carrier Kingfisher Airlines(KFA).
Fresh warrants have been issued based on GMR group's plea. The group complains that Mallya defaulted on payments and cheques issued by KFA bounced.
The group had withdrawn a case on bounced cheques in 2012 after KFA agreed to pay the money.
Meanwhile, Mallya has completely denied that he has given any interview to the Sunday Guardian. The newspaper had earlier published an emal interview of Mallya quoted him as having said that time was not "right" to return to the country.
"Shocked to see media statements that I gave an interview to Sunday Guardian without verification. I have not given any statement to anyone," Mallya tweeted on Monday on his official Twitter page. He did not elaborate further on the contents of the said interview.
Under fire over dues totalling over Rs 9,000 crore of long-grounded Kingfisher Airlines in unpaid loans and interest, Mallya left the country on March 2, triggering a political row with Congress and BJP trading charges.
The Enforcement Directorate(ED) has summoned the liquor baron to appear before it in Mumbai on March 18 as part of its money laundering probe in the alleged default in payment of Rs 900 crore dues to IDBI bank by Kingfisher Airlines.
While it has been widely reported that he had left for London, Mallya himself has been silent about his whereabouts but has been tweeting occasionally including to say he was not an "absconder" and he would comply with the "law of the land".