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Accept my loan repayment offer and close case against me: Mallya to govt

While congratulating the Indian government over the Rs 20 trillion economic package, Mallya lamented that his repeated offers to repay his dues have been ignored

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Vijay Mallya
Earlier this month, Mallya had filed an appeal in the UK Supreme Court after losing an appeal in the London High Court against an extradition order to India

Embattled liquor baron on Thursday asked the government to accept his offer to repay 100 per cent of his loan dues and the close case against him.

While congratulating the Indian government over the Rs 20 trillion economic package, Mallya lamented that his repeated offers to repay his dues have been ignored.

"Congratulations to the Government for a Covid-19 relief package. They can print as much currency as they want but should a small contributor like me who offers 100% payback of State-owned Bank loans be constantly ignored?" he said in a tweet.

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Mallya, promoter of the defunct Kingfisher Airlines, who is wanted in India over alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to estimated Rs 9,000 crore, added, "Please take my money unconditionally and close."

Earlier this month, Mallya had filed an appeal in the UK Supreme Court after losing an appeal in the London High Court against an extradition order to India on alleged charges of fraud and money laundering related to unrecovered loans to Kingfisher Airlines.

In the past, Mallya had tweeted that he had offered to pay 100 per cent of the amount borrowed by Kingfisher Airlines to the banks but neither banks were willing to take the money nor the Enforcement Directorate was willing to release his attached assets at the behest of the banks.

First Published: Thu, May 14 2020. 10:06 IST
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