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Vijay Mallya lashes out at media, says 'they did not look in the obvious place'

In An Early Morning Tweet, Mallya Wrote, I Am Being Hunted Down By Media In UK. Sadly They Did Not Look In The Obvious Place. I Will Not Speak To Media So Don't Waste Your Efforts.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 13 Mar 2016, 09:47:21 AM
Vijay Mallya

New Delhi :

Hitting out at media which is running from pillar to post to seeking out reports about the former liquor baron, Vijay Mallya on Sunday lashed out and sarcastically remarked that journalists did not look for him in the obvious place.

In an early morning tweet, Mallya wrote, "I am being hunted down by media in UK. Sadly they did not look in the obvious place. I will not speak to media so don't waste your efforts."

His remarks came in the backdrop of reports that the former King of Good Times is still hiding in his UK home where media is trying to cover reports about him.

The liquor baron's 'Ladywalk' country home is near the small town of Tewin, half an hour's drive from north of London.

Mallya, summoned by Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, remained cooped up over the weekend at his estate outside London without committing to a return date.

Significantly, the ED wants him back in India on March 18 and any failure to return would lead to criminal prosecution against him. The Indian govt may further request an extradition request to the British government.

According to sources, Mallya left for London by the 9W122 Delhi-London Jet Airways flight at 12:54 PM on March 2. Few days later a consortium of banks approached the Supreme Court for his passport to be impounded as Mallya is facing legal proceedings for alleged loan defaults by his group to the tune of over Rs 9000 crore.

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First Published : 13 Mar 2016, 09:31:00 AM