Court seeks Mallya's presence in money laundering cases on July 29

Mumbai: A Mumbai Special Court on Wednesday issued an order seeking the presence of Vijay Mallya, head of the defunct Kingfisher Airlines, in connection with money laundering cases filed against him. Special Judge P.R. Bhavake ordered Mallya to appear before him on July 29 at 11 a.m. Earlier this month, the court had declared him a "proclaimed offender". Mallya, 60, owes over Rs 9,000 crore to various banks. He left India on a business trip on March 2 using a diplomatic passport and is in the UK. The Enforcement Directorate is also seeking to invoke the India-United Kingdom Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) to extradite Mallya.