SC to hear plea to restrain Mallya from leaving country

New Delhi, March 8: The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a plea by the consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India seeking to restrain beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya from leaving the country. The apex court bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice U.U. Lalit agreed to hear the plea after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter on Tuesday for an early hearing. The consortium of banks has sought the impounding of NRI Vijay Mallya's passport.