Crediting the government for Vijay Mallya’s three hours arrest in London, BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao on Wednesday claimed the PM Modi has that had sent out a message to those who borrow public money, must pay up or land up in jail.
“The government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent out a stern message to those who borrow and misuse public money, must pay up or land up in jail. The way the government has acted on Vijay Mallya’s case shows the interest and commitment taken by them,” Rao said.
Attacking the Congress party, Rao added that, “The culture of corruption that prevailed in this country since the Congress’ rule owes many answers to the people in the country. Vijay Mallya was treated like the son-in-law of the country,”
In response to Mallya’s arrest, BJP general secretary Anil Jain also appreciated PM Modi’s efforts in the Mallya case. He said, ““The Indian Government has done a good job to get Vijay Mallya back to India, as they had followed all the legal procedures properly. The government was very alert regarding this matter,”
Mallya’s on Tuesday came a Delhi court had issued an open-ended non-bailable warrant against Mallya in connection with the 1995 FERA violation case.
Following Mallya’s arrest, the Scotland Yard issued a statement saying that the absconding businessman was arrested on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud.
“Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Extradition Unit have this morning, Tuesday 18 April arrested a man on an extraction warrant. He was arrested after attending a central London police station, and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today, 18 April,” read the official statement of the Scotland Yard.