London: Business tycoon Vijay Mallya who left many Indian banks in the lurch was spotted enjoying a game of cricket as India and Pakistan came face to face as a part of Champions Trophy.
A picture of Mallya at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birminghams urfaced on Twitter where he was seen in his trademark white coat and later seen with commentator and former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar. Mallya had the Champions Trophy lanyards – a stadium pass as well as pitch pass.
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The former chairman of Kingfisher Airlines had fled to United Kingdom when severe cases of financial default piled up against him. Recently he was arrested by the Scotland Yard in London and was later granted bail after being produced before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Mallya has been served notices by several agencies and courts to appear in hearings. After several non-appearances in hearings, he was branded as an absconder and arrest warrants were issued. Scotland Yard had stated in their press release that the arrest had been made on behalf of the Indian authorities. He remains a co-owner of the Formula one team Force India.
India has been pushing for Mallya’s extradition, with even the Prime Minister’s Office getting involved. In November last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally explained to visiting British PM Theresa May why it was important that Mallya be returned to India.