I have not eluded courts, says Absconding Mallya

London, June 13 :  Absconding Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India in connection with loan default case on bank loans,  said that he has not eluded any court and denied all allegations levelled against him on Tuesday.

Mallya ahead of appearing in a London court, said “I have nothing to say as the court proceedings are on and I deny all allegations that have been made and I will continue to deny them.”

Fugitive, Liquor baron moved to Britain in March last year. India is seeking his extradition for which the procedure has already started and a team of the Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation is closely looking it.

When asked about his presence in Britain since last 15 months and eluding courts in India, he said  “I have not eluded any court. It is my lawful duty to be here and I am here (London court).”

Asked what he expected would happen in the court, Mallya said: “I have no expectations and you can hear what the court says.”

Mallya also said he had “enough strong evidence” to fight the case, but parried a question whether he fears that a hearings in India would be unfair to him.

However, London court asked Mallya  to reappear at Westminster court on July 6.

After hearing, Mallya told media “Keep dreaming about the billion pounds, provided you have facts to justify your question.”

Denying the thief comment, he said “I was not called a thief that day by crowd at Oval ground.Two drunk ppl were shouting but several others came&wished me well”.

Wefornews Bureau

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