Vijay Mallya made stunning comments today that he had met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and offered to settle his financial dues before leaving India.
We all knew that, Vijay Mallya, is wanted on charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to around Rs. 9,000 crores. However, he left to UK without paying bank debts and Government of India’s plans of extradition didn’t work out yet.
From this aspect, Today Mallya spoke to reporters outside London's Westminster Magistrates' Court, where his extradition case is being heard. He told, "I left because I had a scheduled meeting in Geneva. I met the finance minister before I left. Repeated my offer to settle with the banks. That's the truth".
This statement created a political storm in India. Arun Jaitley was the Finance Minister in 2016 when Mallya left India.