After the extradition of alleged AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel from Dubai, liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Thursday, 6 December, said that it did not concern his extradition whatsoever.
Mallya took to Twitter to slam the media, reiterating his earlier offer to “pay 100% back” to the banks.
Respectfully to all commentators, I cannot understand how my extradition decision or the recent extradition from Dubai and my settlement offer are linked in any way. Wherever I am physically,my appeal is “Please take the money”. I want to stop the narrative that I stole money— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 6, 2018
Mallya, in an earlier tweet, had offered to repay the default loans, with many anticipating the comments to have come in the backdrop of Michel’s extradition.
He slammed the “media narrative” on his extradition and said that the law will take its own course.
Mallya further said that is he willing to pay back the bank money of Rs 9,000 crores.
“The most important point is public money and I am offering to pay 100 percent back. I humbly request the Banks and Government to take it. If payback refused, WHY?,” Mallya tweeted.
I see the quick media narrative about my extradition decision. That is separate and will take its own legal course. The most important point is public money and I am offering to pay 100% back. I humbly request the Banks and Government to take it. If payback refused, WHY ?— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 5, 2018
Mallya had availed huge loans from various banks and India wants to extradite the 62-year-old former liquor baron from the UK to face charges of fraud against 13 Indian banks which seek to recover over Rs 9,000 crore from him.
In a series of tweets, Mallya also said that while in business his company “contributed” thousands of crores to the States exchequers.
“Kingfisher Airlines also contributed handsomely to the States. Sad loss of the finest Airline but still I offer to pay Banks so no loss. Please take it (sic),” Mallya tweeted.
For three decades running India’s largest alcoholic beverage group, we contributed thousands of crores to the State exchequers. Kingfisher Airlines also contributed handsomely to the States. Sad loss of the finest Airline but still I offer to pay Banks so no loss. Please take it.— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) December 5, 2018
Earlier, this year in a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mallya had said that he was “making every effort” to settle the bank dues but had been made the “Poster boy” of bank default.
Mallya is currently in the United Kingdom and the Indian government is making efforts to extradite him.
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