NEW DELHI Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has resigned as a member of the Rajya Sabha, several television news channels reported on Monday.
Mallya, 60, flew first class from Delhi to London on March 2 at a time when the Indian government and mainly state-controlled banks are trying to recover $1.4 billion owed by his collapsed Kingfisher Airlines Ltd (KING.NS).
The government wrote to its British counterpart on Thursday seeking the deportation of the Formula 1 motor racing boss, who is the target of a non-bailable warrant in a money laundering investigation.
India has already revoked the diplomatic passport that Mallya carried as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
(Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)
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Updated Date: May 02, 2016 23:30 PM