Unmoved by criticism, Mallya says will continue to attend India matches


Unmoved by criticism, Mallya says will continue to attend India matches

The absconding business tycoon and fraudster Vijay Mallya has taken to his Twitter to ridicule the Indian media that covered news of him attending the Champions Trophy match held between India and Pakistan at Edgabaston.

Mallya was spotted at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Sunday and his presence in the stadium created a storm on social media with twitterati sharing his picture and making comments.

In a video available on You Tube, Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India for defaulting on bank loans, can be seen getting out of a vehicle and entering the hall where the charity ball event was organised.

He is out on bail inEngland and was spotted at the VIP stand enjoying the marquee match at Edgbaston, cheering for Virat Kohli and Co. "I intend to attend all games to cheer the India team", Vijay Mallya tweeted.

Mallya also used the platform to praise Virat Kohli, who was the captain of his once franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was also the owner of now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines. Vijay Mallya with Sunil Gavaskar Mallya had been arrested by the Scotland Yard in London on April 18 and produced before the Westminster Magistrates' Court where he was granted conditional bail pending deposit of £650,000 prior to his release from custody.

He fled India for the United Kingdom in March last year and was officially declared an absconder by a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court in November last year.

Mallya, whose now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes more than Rs. 9,000 crore, including interest to various banks, fled India on March 2 past year.