NEW DELHI: With the noose tightening around liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s neck, the BJP on Saturday said the government was on the path to recovering the money of the country’s poor.
Meanwhile, a Mumbai Special Court has reserved its order on the ED’s plea seeking a non-bailable warrant against him for April 18. Mallya’s diplomatic passport was suspended on Friday after he failed to appear before the ED despite summonses being issued thrice.
“Vijay Mallya is a powerful person with a lot of money, he may tamper with the evidence,” an ED lawyer argued before the court while seeking a non-bailable warrant against the liquor baron. Throwing its weight behind the government, the BJP said the Centre was moving in the right direction.
“The people taking away the money of the poor will not be dealt with any kind of softness. Whosoever has fled taking the money of the poor and the downtrodden sections of India will have to come back to India. He (Mallya) will have to face the law,” Union minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
“Our government is committed in that direction itself. Please wait and watch. The government is moving in the right direction, and whosoever is the culprit will be punished,” he added.