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Delhi court on Friday issued non-bailable warrant against Vijay Mallya for allegedly evading summons in a FERA violation matter.
The court had earlier asked the liquor baron to appear before it in a case of allegedly evading summons in a FERA violation matter. Advocate N K Matta, appearing for the ED, also told the court that under the provisions of law, Mallya can be given travel documents, even if he has no passport. The ED counsel also opposed Mallya’s plea seeking exemption from personal appearance on the ground of lack of passport.
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Mallya, who is currently in London, made the submission through his counsel on September 9, saying he wanted to come back to India but was "incapacitated" to travel despite "best intentions" as his passport had been revoked.
On July 9, the court had cancelled the exemption from personal appearance granted to Mallya and directed him to appear before it on September 9. On September 9, Mallya's counsel moved an application seeking exemption for Mallya from personal appearance for the day after which the court had sought ED's reply on his plea while posting the matter.