Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who fled the country in the wake of money laundering case, has made it clear that he would not return to India ‘now’ as the atmosphere there is not conducive for him to go. In an interview to the Guardian, he said- “I am an Indian and I will go to India. But I am braded as a criminal now. The Enforcement Directorate has already summoned me to appear before it on March 18. A court in Hyderabad has also issued me NBW. Under these circumstances I cannot go since the odds are heavily against me”.
He claimed that he committed nothing wrong and said he was victimised. “Look out notice were issued in the past but I never fled. I am always available. Loan clearance is an issue related to banks and they knew whether to give loans to our companies was good or not. I fell ill due to these developments” he said.