New Delhi, June 5, 2017: Wanted in India for defaulting on bank loans worth Rs 9,000 crore and money laundering, former liquor baron Vijay Mallya was on Sunday spotted at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham watching the India-Pakistan match in the Champions Trophy.
Television cameras spotted a suited Mallya, basking in the sun, sitting in the VIP stand and enjoying the cricket. Firstly, the pictures surfaced could not verify but later the fact that he was seen in his trademark white coat and seen with commentator and former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar.
Mallya who is also the owner of IPL team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, fled the country in March 2016 and was served notices by several agencies and courts to appear in hearings. However, when he didn’t obey it, he was branded as an absconder.
Recently, Mallya was arrested by the by the Scotland Yard in London and produced before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court that granted him bail.
He is next set to appear in front of the British court on May 17.