Watch: 'Keep dreaming about the billion pounds,' says Mallya after extradition hearing; gets bail
Mallya has been given bail till December 4. The court will next hear the case on July 6. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
The UK court hearing the extradition case against embattled Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya has given him bail till December 4.
The 61-year-old former chief of the erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines appeared before the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London Tuesday.
The court will next hear the case on July 6.
"I have nothing to say, I deny all allegations. I have not eluded any court," ANI reported Mallya as saying before the hearing.
"I deny all allegations, I have enough evidence to prove my case in court," he added.
PTI reported Mallya's defence team, which is being led by the firm Joseph Hague Aaronson LLP, as saying a second extradition request is expected from the Indian government.
"I don't make statements to the media because anything I say is twisted. There is enough evidence, that will speak," PTI reported Mallya as saying. "I go to cheer India in a cricket match and it becomes a media frenzy. It's better I don't say anything," he added.
Mallya, 61, who fled India last year, owes over Rs 9,000 crore to banks in India.
Mallya is currently living in London. He is wanted in India for defaulting on loan repayments.
The former liquor baron -- he once owned United Breweries, the maker of the popular Kingfisher beer -- has been declared a proclaimed offender in India.
The banks pleaded for contempt proceedings against Mallya after he received $40 million from British firm Diageo Plc in February last year but transferred the money to his children, instead of repaying the loan.