The Supreme Court has adjourned for Friday a petition from disgraced former liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya seeking a stay on the confiscation of properties owned by him and his relatives.
In the petition filed on Saturday, Vijay Mallya has said that no other properties other than that of Kingfisher Airlines, facing cases of alleged irregularities, should be seized.
On July 11, the Bombay High Court had refused to grant stay on proceedings before a special court on confiscation of Vijay Mallya’s properties.
The division bench of the court had dismissed an application filed by Vijay Mallya last month, seeking a stay on the proceedings before the special court hearing cases pertaining to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
On January 5 this year, the special court here declared Vijay Mallya a fugitive economic offender. The court then started proceedings for confiscation of his properties.
—India Legal Bureau