Special court summons Mallya on Aug 27 under fugitive offenders’ ordinance

MUMBAI, JUN 30: A special PMLA Court here today summoned beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya to appear before it on August 27 on the Enforcement Directorate’s plea seeking action against him under the fugitive economic offenders ordinance in the over R 9,000 crore bank fraud case. Special judge M S Azmi, dealing with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) cases, issued the notice to Mallya after taking cognisance of the second ED charge sheet filed against him recently and a subsequent application by it on June 22 seeking a fugitive economic offenders tag. This is the first time that action has been initiated under the ordinance recently promulgated by the Modi government to deal with fugitive bank loan defaulters. (Agencies)