The 60-year-old liquor businessman went to London from Delhi in March and has denied returning claiming that there will be no fair trial. Vijay Mallya, who was also a Rajya Sabha Member had a diplomatic passport. The passport was cancelled by the government in April.

The Delhi High Court had upheld the trial court’s order summoning liquor baron Vijay Mallya as an accused in several cheque-bouncing cases filed against him by Delhi airport operator DIAL in July.

Mallya's counsel had told the high court that his client was not involved in day-to-day affairs of Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) and he cannot be held liable in these cases filed against him by DIAL.
The trial court had summoned Mallya as accused following a complaint by Delhi International Airport Ltd, which operates the capital's IGI Airport and had claimed that a cheque for Rs one crore issued by KFA on February 22, 2012 was returned to them a month later containing remarks "fund insufficient".