The 11th Special Magistrate at Erramanjil Courts complex yesterday issued the NBWs against the grounded Kingfisher Airline Chairman and another senior official of the company after they did not appear before the court. The NBWs have to be executed by March 29.

Advocate H Sudhakar Rao, appearing for Mallya told reporters, "Four more NBWs were issued yesterday which pertain to alleged dishonour of cheques of Rs 50 lakh (each) totalling Rs 2 crore."

"Previously also NBWs were issued and we challenged the orders of lower courts in High Court and have got orders from High Court dispensing with his (Mallya's) attendance besides from personal appearance for examination," he said, adding "again we are challenging this order in High Court and file an application seeking quashing of the order issuing NBW."

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, or GHIAL, which runs Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, had earlier filed petitions in the different courts seeking Mallya's prosecution for defaulting on payments and cheating them by allegedly issuing cheques that bounced.

The 14th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on March 10 issued NBWs in connection with a Rs 50-lakh bounced cheque against the now-defunct Kingfisher Airline, its Chairman Vijay Mallya and another senior official of the company and posted the matter for April 13.

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