Hyderabad: A local court issued four additional non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against liquor baron Vijay Mallya after he failed to appear before it in connection with alleged dishonour of cheques amounting to Rs 2 crore to GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd.
The 11th Special Magistrate at Erramanjil Courts complex yesterday issued the NBWs against the grounded Kingfisher Airline Chairman and another senior official of the company after they did not appear before the court. The NBWs have to be executed by March 29.
Advocate H Sudhakar Rao, appearing for Mallya said, “Four more NBWs were issued yesterday which pertain to alleged dishonour of cheques of Rs 50 lakh (each) totalling Rs 2 crore. Previously also NBWs were issued and we challenged the orders of lower courts in High Court and have got orders from High Court dispensing with his (Mallya’s) attendance besides from personal appearance for examination.”