Even after cancelling Vijay Mallya’s diplomatic passport, he cannot be deported automatically from UK as per current United Kingdom law. The law dictates that if a person enters Britain using a valid passport, he cannot be deported if his passport is cancelled subsequently. Mr. Mallya’s passport was cancelled much later after he reached UK. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the next course of action would be to file a chargesheet against Mr. Mallya against money laundering charges and then begin extradition process.
Mr. Jaitley said that the government would do everything legal in its power to bring back Vijay Mallya into India. Mr. Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines has defaulted on loans to the tune of 9,400 crore INR. Mr. Jaitley also commented in the parliament that the consortium of banks is taking every step to recover the lent money. Mr. Mallya had earlier commented that he has no wish to come back to India at the moment citing hostile environment. He has already resigned from his post as an independent MP in the Rajya Sabha.