In a dramatic twist to Vijay Mallya controversy, the liquor on Tuesday denied ever giving interview to The Sunday Guardian, as was widely claimed the newspaper and its group.
Mallya said, “I’ve not given any email or interview to anyone including Sunday Guardian,email account attributed to me does not belong to me.”
Mumbai Police Cyber Cell DCP told ANI that Mallya had filed a complaint in this regard.
He said, “We’ve received application from Vijay Mallya’s representative at the police station. It will be referred for further follow up.”
The Sunday Guardian’s Editorial Director, Madhav Das Nalapat, tweeted, “I have asked colleague Joyeeta Basu & Pankaj Vohra to examine all the facts concerning the Mallya interview.”
I have asked colleague Joyeeta Basu & Pankaj Vohra to examine all the facts concerning the Mallya interview. | ^MN
— Prof. Madhav Nalapat (@MD_Nalapat) March 15, 2016
In the said interview Mallya had said, “I’m not sure I’ll get a fair chance to present my side. I’ve already been branded as criminal. I do not feel the time is right…But I hope that I return one day.”
Mallya is being sought by the Enforcement Directorate for defaulting on Rs 7,000 crore by several public lenders.
Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines shut operations in 2012 due to problems of credit and cash, leaving over $2 billion in debt, more than 1000 employees jobless and unpaid salary arrears of over Rs 100 crore. The salaries remain unpaid.