Sambit Patra says Congress offered sweet deals to Vijay Mallya
13 September, 2018, 14:33 | Author: Edward Snyder
On the last day of Vijay Mallya's extradition trial at Westminster Magistrate court in London, when it was expected that the court argument would revolve around the state of Arthur Road prison in Mumbai, where the flamboyant industrialist is expected to be lodged if extradited, Mallya turned the narrative by claiming that he had met finance ministerArun Jaitley before he left India.
Mallya had told reporters outside a court in London, where he is fighting extradition to India, that he had met Jaitley to settle matters.
Finance minister says Mallya as Rajya Sabha MP "misused" privilege to make "an offer of settlement" inside House. So, obviously the comments are referring his meeting with Arun Jaitley.
A United Kingdom court on Wednesday fixed December 10 as the date to deliver its verdict on whether beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs 9,000 crores. I happened to meet Jaitley in Parliament and told him that I was leaving for London.
Jaitley has vehemently denied the charge, saying he never gave Mallya any appointment. "I did not have any formal meeting scheduled with him".
Rahul Gandhi further claimed that his party leader P L Punia saw Jaitley and Mallya "talking discreetly" in the Central Hall of parliament on March 1, 2016.
"He paced up to catch up with me and while walking uttered a sentence that "I am making an offer of settlement", the Minister said. At one point, she told the court that Rakesh Asthana, CBI special director, went to heads of banks with reprisals to file cases against Mallya.
"The evidence is capable of sustaining an inference of dishonesty", said CPS barrister Mark Summers, adding that the government of India has proved that Mallya has a "case to answer" before the Indian courts.
"My attention has been drawn to a statement made to the media by Vijay Mallya on having met me with an offer of settlement. I did not even receive the papers that he was holding in his hand".
"Either your passport is impounded or there is an order of a court".
It is known news that Vijay Mallya, is wanted on charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs. 9,000 crore.
"Sometimes it seems the airline was not owned by Mallya, but by the Gandhi family in proxy", BJP spokesman Sambit Patra said, adding that Rahul Gandhi, who is out on bail in the National Herald case, had no right to question others on corruption.
"Vijay Mallya left India with the country's money after a farewell from Arun Jaitley".
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