Delhi court ordered attachment of Vijay Mallya's properties in Bengaluru 

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 23, 2019, 01.57 PM (IST)

Delhi's Patiala House Court on March 19 ordered attachment of Vijay Mallya's properties in Bengaluru under section 83 of the code of criminal procedure in connection with a FERA (Foreign Exchange Regulation Act) violation case, news agency ANI reported on Saturday. 

As per reports, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat issued fresh directions after the Bengaluru Police, through Enforcement Directorate's special public prosecutor NK Matta and advocate Samvedna Verma, sought more time to execute its earlier order in this regard, news agency PTI reported. 

The court has directed the state police to attach the properties by July 10, which is the next date of hearing.

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The court was informed that Bengaluru Police had earlier identified 159 properties belonging to Mallya but had not been able to attach any of them.

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya was declared a proclaimed offender by the court for evading its summons in the case.

The court had previously directed the attachment of Mallya's properties in the case through the Bengaluru Police commissioner and sought a report on it. An open-ended non-bailable warrant (NBW) was also issued against Mallya.

(With inputs from agencies) 
 

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Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat issued fresh directions after the Bengaluru Police sought more time to execute its earlier order in this regard.