Vijay Mallya gets time till April 2 to appear before ED

New Delhi: Agreeing to Vijay Mallya’s request of more time, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday issued a fresh summons to the Liquor baron, asking him to appear before it on April 2 in the money laundering case.

ED had earlier issued summons to Mallya for “personal appearance” on March 18 under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

But the flamboyant business asked for a date in April, making it clear that he would not be able to appear before that.

Mallya, who is currently in the United Kingdom and is being sought out in India over charges of money laundering, claimed that the banks gave him loans after evaluating all aspects and asserted that he is not trying to evade the law enforcement agencies but is on a personal visit. (ANI)