London High Court yesterday raised Indian businessman and former Rajya Sabha member Vijay Mallya’s weekly living allowance of £5000 (Rs 4.5 lakhs) to £18,325 (Rs 16 lakhs). Mallya’s ‘good times’ still haven’t come to an end despite losing a $90 million (approx. 585 crores) court case against Singapore based BOC aviation.
As per a report in The Times of India, Sarosh Zaiwalla, senior partner at Zaiwalla & Co. LLP London, said, “If he is used to a luxury lifestyle then the court will not suddenly make him live on £200 (Rs 17,000) a week. He is entitled to legal expenses on top. The judge considers his style of living to reach a fair result.”
The liquor baron, as per India’s Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), owes Rs 9853 crores to 13 Indian banks. Mallya, who’s said to be enjoying his high life in the UK, has applied to have the freeze order against his global assets discharged. A hearing will take place at the high court on April 16 and 17.
However, Twitter users didn’t refrain from expressing their views on the platform. Check out some!
Exactly, well said 🙂 #VijayMallya all over again. No checks and balances and no learning from past mistakes.
— SajithkumarS (@jobinindia) February 14, 2018
Vm you cannot run away from your karmas.pennace in old times now jail is the answer #VijayMallya
— tejindersikri (@tejindersikri) February 14, 2018
— ashif shereef (@cellibi) February 14, 2018
I think I have seen God! _/\_
How to get paid for fleecing millions is a lesson worth learning. When is his book coming out?#mallya #VijayMallya #kingfisher #goodlife #HAPPYVALENTINESDAY pic.twitter.com/Se2yUg3rMx
— Debayan Biswas (@dabbaspeak) February 14, 2018