Vijay Mallya's passport revoked
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has cancelled the passport of liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Sunday.
Having considered replies furnished by Mallya to show cause notice and facts brought by ED, MEA has revoked Mallya's
The Ministry had suspended the passport of Mallya earlier this month on the recommendation of Enforcement Directorate (ED) after he failed to appear before the agency thrice.
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"Vijay Mallya's passport has been suspended by the External Affairs Ministry on the recommendation of Enforcement Directorate (ED)," reported PTI quoting official sources earlier this month.
Mallya has been asked to respond within a week as to why his passport should not be impounded or revoked, MEA had said earlier this month. "If he(Mallya) fails to respond within stipulated time it will be assumed he has no response to offer and MEA will go ahead with revocation", MEA had warned.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had sought revocation of his passport after Mallya failed to appear before the agency thrice.
The agency had sought revocation of Mallya's passport in connection with money laundering probe in over Rs 900 crore IDBI Bank loan fraud case.
(With PTI Inputs)