Champions Trophy: Vijay Mallya intends to attend all India matches

Mallya, whose now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs. 9,000 crore, including interest to various banks, had fled India on March 2 last year.

Published: 06th June 2017 08:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2017 08:23 AM   |  A+A-

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya waves in the paddock during the third practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, October 27, 2012. | Reuters

By ANI

NEW DELHI: After being spotted attending the India-Pakistan Champions Trophy match on Sunday, absconding businessman Vijay Mallya has said that he intends to attend all the games to cheer the India team.

“Wide sensational media coverage on my attendance at the IND v PAK match at Edgbaston. I intend to attend all games to cheer the India team,” Mallya tweeted.

Currently out on bail, the liquor baron was spotted in VIP stand enjoying the match at Edgbaston. 

The 61-year-old was arrested by the British authorities in April on India's extradition request in connection with a Rs. 900 crore loan default case of IDBI Bank being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). 

 

He was released on bail within hours by a London court.

Mallya, whose now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs. 9,000 crore, including interest to various banks, had fled from India to United Kingdom on March 2 last year.

The CBI has two cases against him--one related to the IDBI Bank case and the other related to a loan default of over Rs. 6,000 crore filed on the basis of a complaint from a State Bank of India-led consortium.

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