Never gave Vijay Mallya any appointment: Arun Jaitley

14 September, 2018, 03:46 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Appearing before London court Vijay Mallya on Wednesday said he had met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to settle matters before leaving India

Responding to a query sent by The Indian Express over Mallya's meeting with Jaitley and details of offer of settlement, Clare Montgomery, Mallya's lawyer in the extradition case in London, said: "I am not permitted under my professional rules to make any comment about this case, either on or off the record".

The context was a statement by Mallya on Wednesday, claiming that he met Jaitley before leaving India and offered to settle his dues.

"I left because I had a scheduled meeting in Geneva". Jaitley immediately rebutted Mallya's claim and maintained that he had not given the businessman an appointment since 2014, but that the latter used his privilege as a Member of Parliament (MP) and accosted him in Parliament.

"Vijay Mallya was given a free passage by the finance minister", Gandhi told a press conference on Thursday of the perceived missed opportunity.

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Vijay Mallya's defence team had demanded an inspection of the jail cell to ensure it meets the UK's human rights obligations related to extradition proceedings. "I feel like a scapegoat", Mallya said. I said I want to settle with the banks and would he please facilitate these discussions.

Describing it as an "open and shut case of collusion", the Congress chief said there was some deal between Jaitley and Mallya, and demanded the finance minister's resignation and a probe into the matter.

He said Mallya, while walking alongside, "uttered a sentence that "I am making an offer of settlement".

On Wednesday, 12th September, Mallya reached the London's Westminster Magistrates court where it has been chose to announce the verdict for fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya's extradition case on the 10th of December. Mark Summers, representing India, said that there was a clear case against Mallya and that what Kingfisher "internally knew was radically different" to what was being told to banks regarding the company's status.

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Dismissing the claims made by him, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in a Facebook post, said, "The statement is factually false in as much as it does not reflect the truth". "I did not even receive the papers that he was holding in his hand".

The liquor baron is facing money laundering charges in multi-crore fraud case in India, which wants him extradited from the United Kingdom where he fled to in March 2016.

In an earlier hearing, Mallya had said that he can not go back to India because of the condition of Indian jails, after which the London court asked Indian authorities to submit a step by step video of the of the Mumbai prison to clear the doubt on availability on natural light.

Mallya, an alleged financial offender, is facing charges of bank fraud and money laundering in India, amounting to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore.

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Mallya has been on bail on an extradition warrant since his arrest in April past year, responded to the swarm of reporters gathered outside the court in his characteristic manner, saying the "courts will decide".

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