SC to hear banks' plea seeking to stop Vijay Mallya from leaving India today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a plea by a consortium of banks led by State Bank of India seeking to stop Vijay Mallya from leaving India today.

The banks have also requested the court to impound his passport and disclose his assets in India and abroad on oath, besides issuing an arrest warrant against him.

Appearing before a bench headed by Justice TS Thakur, Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi sought an urgent hearing contending that Mallya should not be allowed to leave the country in wake of the ongoing Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT)  proceedings against him.

Meanwhile, DRT has barred Vijay Mallya from accessing $75 million exit payment from Diageo over the loan default case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has also reportedly registered a case of money laundering against Mallya  and others in connection with the alleged default of loans worth Rs 900 from IDBI bank, dna reported.

News24 Bureau