United Bank files caveat in SC against Kingfisher

Written by Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Updated: Aug 30 2014, 08:04am hrs
State-owned United Bank of India (UBI) has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court against Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) shortly after Calcutta High Court division bench's judgment was delivered on Friday.

"We filed the caveat against KFA in SC shortly after Calcutta HC delivered the judgement yesterday", executive director of UBI D Narang said.

The division bench of the High Court dismissed a KFA appeal against UBI and upheld decision of single judge of not allowing the company to be represented by a lawyer.

The order said that either KFA chairman Vijay Mallya could appear or send a company representative for the hearing in front of the bank's redressal panel.

Earlier, UBI had identified Vijay Mallya as a wilful defaulter and asked him to appear before the bank's panel to hear him out before declaring him as a wilful defaulter. Mallya later moved the court seeking exemption of his appearance before the panel.

Several other banks like SBI and PNB were also on the trail of declaring Mallya a wilful defaulter.