With introducing a new twist in Money Laundering Case against fugitive Vijay Mallya, certain documents have gone missing in the Supreme Court. Therefore, the apex court bench has deferred the matter to be heard on August 20.
The bench comprising of Justices U.U. Lalit and Ashok Bhushan were hearing the review plea filed by fugitive businessman against July 14, 2017’s ruling by apex court wherein he was found guilty of contempt for not paying Rs 9,000 crore dues to banks even after repeated directions from the court. Although he had sent $ 40 million into his children’s accounts.
Today, the court was looking for a reply on intervention application that seemed to be missing from the files in court.
Supreme court sought an explanation from the Registry on June 19 over Mallya’s application the May 2017 conviction in the contempt case for the non-payment of Rs 9,000 dues to the banks not listed for the last three years. The bench has also asked the registry to furnish the details about officials who dealt with the file concerning the review petition.
As per the bench, the records produced before court clarify that there is no review petition listed before the court in the last three years. “Before we deal with the submissions raised in the Review Petition, we direct the Registry to explain why the Review Petition was not listed before the concerned Court for last three years,” said the bench Justices U.U. Lalit and Ashok Bhushan.
After the court had found Vijay Mallya guilty of contempt of court for transferring $ 40 million to his children despite clearing the debts due with various banks even after repeated court directions. The court has found it a clear violation of judicial orders.