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    India Bombay HC dismisses Vijay Mallya's plea on confiscation of properties

    Bombay HC dismisses Vijay Mallya’s plea on confiscation of properties

    Mallya was declared an Fugitive Economic Offender by a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act court.

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on July 11 dismissed a plea of beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya seeking a stay on the procedure for the confiscation of his properties by the government agencies in connection with a Rs9,000-crore money laundering and fraud case.

    A division bench of Justices Akil Kureshi and SJ Kathawala refused to grant any relief to 63-year-old Mallya.

    In his petition, he has also sought protection till the high court heard his plea challenging the Fugitive Economic Offender (FEO) tag on him and the constitutional validity of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act (FEOA).

    Mallya was declared an FEO by a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai in January 2019.

    He had fled India in March 2016 and has been living in the United Kingdom since then.

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