Vijay Mallya summoned by court over payment of Kingfisher Airlines pilot

Written by PTI | Bulandshahr | Updated: Sep 18 2014, 21:11pm hrs
Vijay MallyaVijay Mallya-promoted Kingfisher owes banks around Rs 7,000 crore and has been grounded since December 2012.
Kingfisher Airlines Chairman-cum-Managing Director Vijay Mallya has been summoned by a court here on a pilot's petition alleging that the company was withholding his payment dues.

Finding Mallya "prima-facie" guilty of fraud and criminal breach of trust (under section 420 and 406 of IPC), Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Umakant Jindal has summoned him along with company Vice Chairman Roopi Arya.

The court's order came in the wake of a complaint filed in court by a co-pilot of the airline contending that the accused were not paying his dues amounting to over Rs 28 lakh notwithstanding a written assurance by Arya.

Akash Sharma, the complainant, asserted that he had joined Deccan Aviation Company as a co-pilot in 2006 which was later taken over by Kingfisher that later abandoned its operation in 2012.

Despite assurances by Arya, Rs 28.50 lakh were not paid to him, he alleged in his petition.

The court has also directed Superintendent of Police Bengalaru to ensure attendance of the accused in court of ACJM here on October 6.