He said the issue of recovering over Rs 9000 crore from him would be a long-drawn legal process.

"First option is to ask him to appear and, if he does not, then we can initiate proceedings for revocation of his passport. Once his passport is revoked, then technically a person does not have any right to reside anywhere else...then the country where the person is, forces him to go back to the country from where he has come," he told a private news channel.

The AG also said he had came to know through media that the process to extradite Mallya has been initiated as India had signed a treaty with the United Kingdom.

The AG said he was not concerned much with the merits of the case in which a consortium of banks approached the apex court but for a direction for forfeiture of his passport as he has assets outside India.

"I was really concerned with one relief, that he should be asked to come to India and he should be asked to deposit his passport, so that we can ask him about the disclosure of his assets," he added.

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