Vijay Mallya’s Indian Passport suspended


Vijay Mallya’s Indian Passport has been suspended on the recommendation of Enforcement Directorate, reports news agency ANI.

This came after Enforcement Directorate sought revocation the liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s passport for his alleged role in money laundering and the ongoing probe in the Rs 900 crore IDBI bank loan fraud case.

Quoting officials, news agency PTI had reported that the ED had written to the Ministry of External Affairs to take action under the Passport Act, 1967 and ask the Regional Passport Office (RPO) to revoke the diplomatic passport of the beleaguered businessman.

The billionaire tycoon, the agency said, has been ‘uncooperative’ with its investigators probing a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at its zonal office in Mumbai.