New Delhi: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who owes over Rs. 9,000 crores to a consortium of 17 banks, fled out of India in style.
The 'king of good times' took a Jet Airways Delhi-London flight on March 2 10:30 pm, the Times of India quoted a government official as saying.
He however did not travel light.
Mallya checked-in 'seven big pieces of luggage' and traveled in first class along with his woman companion, the English daily reported.
According to reports, Mallya flew to the north of London, where he ownes a luxurious residence in Hertfordshire.
Intrestingly, Mallya's move to leave the country comes a day before the banks moved a plea in the Supreme Court to impound his passport and restrain him from leaving the country.
Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Arun Jiatley on Thursday said that the banks will recover every penny from Vijay Mallya.
“Let the bankers take all steps to recover their money. If somebody is responsible of inaction... or any other matter of this kind coming to our notice, we will certainly look into that and take appropriate action,” he told the media.