Vijay Mallya summoned by local court

F1 Force India Team owner and Kingfisher Airlines Chairman-cum-Managing Director Vijay Mallya has been summoned by a court in Bulandshahr 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.

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