Vijay Mallya Repeats ‘Please Take My Money’, Rejects Offer Linked to Christian Michel’s Extradition

Fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya on Thursday rejected that his offer to pay all dues to banks was linked to the extradition of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper deal.

Once again urging the banks to “please take money”, Mallya said he wanted to end the narrative that he stole money.

“Respectfully to all commentators, I cannot understand how my extradition decision or the recent extradition from Dubai and my settlement offer are linked in any way. Wherever I am physically, my appeal is ‘Please take the money’,” he tweeted.

The liquor baron had made the same fervent appeal in a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, asking banks to accept his offer to pay back 100% of the principal loan amount, while denying that the move was linked to the extradition proceedings against him.

The tweets had come just hours after alleged AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal middleman Christian Michel was brought to India from Dubai, the first successful extradition since India initiated similar proceedings against economic offenders like Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.

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