Modi govt allowed Vijay Mallya to flee; PM should come clean: Kejriwal

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday asked the BJP-led central government to come “clean on Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar meeting Vijay Mallya in London”.

According to the media reports, Ranjit Kumar was seen meeting liquor baron Vijay Mallya who is wanted in loan default and money laundering cases. “Modi government should come clean. First Modi government allowed Mallya to flee and now sending its law officer to meet him? Why,” Kejriwal asked in a tweet on Thursday, alleging that the government allowed the businessman to flee the country.

Mallya has fled to London to evade arrest in India. His deportation has been sought from Britain, where he has been based for more than four months.

However, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar rubbished the allegations about his reported meeting with Mallya and said that he had no idea about the same.

“I have no idea about what the allegations are and I don’t know what meeting they are talking about. I don’t have a Twitter account. I don’t tweet or follow people,” Kumar was quoted as saying by ANI.

In April, the Indian government had also cancelled Mallya’s passport and a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued in connection with the investigations into cases lodged against him.