SC to hear contempt case against Mallya

New Delhi, March 9 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned for Thursday the hearing in connection with a contempt of court case against liquor baron and businessman Vijay Mallya in which he was found guilty of disobeying the court’s orders. Mallya was found guilty for not disclosing full particulars of his assets in a case between the State Bank of India (SBI) and the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines. “We will hear the matter tomorrow,” said Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, leading the Bench. The court adjourned for hearing the matter for argument on quantum of sentence against Mallya. The Supreme Court had earlier said that Mallya was found to be guilty to have committed contempt of court. He was convicted by the apex court in 2017 for failing to disclose a transfer of $40 million to his children’s bank accounts. Mallya, convicted for contempt of court in 2017, is at currently in Britain. The liquor baron is facing extradition proceedings and other charges in the UK in for alleged involvement in money laundering. MR

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