Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court has ordered attachment of the fugitive liquor businessman Vijay Mallya to properties of Bengaluru by July 10. In the case of violation of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA), the court ordered this on Saturday. The Bengaluru Police had asked for more time to follow the court’s previous order. Appeal was made by Special Advocate NK Matta of the Enforcement Directorate and advocate Samvedana Verma. While hearing this, the court issued fresh order.
Next hearing on July 10
The court has ordered that till then the property of Vijay Mallya will be attached. The Bangalore Police had told the court that it has identified 15 properties of Mallya but none of them was able to attach. The next hearing of the matter will be on July 10.
Due to not adhering to the court summons, the court convicted Mallya on January 4 last year. After this, on May 8, 2018, the Bangalore Police had ordered attachments to Mallya’s assets.
The Delhi court had issued non-bailable warrant (Open-End) against Mallya on April 12, 2017. There is no time limit for open-ended warrants.
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