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If Mallya doesn't come back, there are ways and means to force somebody to come back: Attorney General
In a recent update to the Vijay Mallya case, Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi said that he was hopeful that the UB Group chairman would come back to India and settle the conflicts with the banks. The Supreme Court issued a notice on Wednesday to beleaguered liquor baron Mallya based on a plea by a consortium of 13 PSU banks headed by the State Bank of India.

The banks are seeking his personal appearance along with his passport as it was told that he has already left the country on 2nd of March. "I hope he (Mallya) will come back to India, good sense should prevail, but if he doesn't come back, then there are ways and means of trying to force somebody to come back," said Attorney Genral Rohtagi as reported in HT.

"It can be revocation of Indian Passport and once the passport is revoked the person has to come back because he has no right to stay in a foreign country. It is a harsh thing and I don't think the matter should reach that point. It is in everyone's interest that things should be resolved between him and the banks," he added.

When Rohatgi was asked whether there's a need to alter the policies of the Finance Ministry, he said it is upto the ministry to look, but he is sure that the RBI as well as the banks will have a relook into it. "I think new policies should be made," he added.

The lenders had approached the apex court on Tuesday to stop Mallya from leaving the country as the loan recovery procedure from Kingfisher Airlines still continues. Now, the notice will be served through the Indian High Commission in London. The SC has asked Mallya's response to the banks plea by 30 March that is also the next date of hearing.

In the mean time, women employees of Kingfisher Airlines have penned an open letter to Mallya, saying that exploitation is in his blood. They said that this is the reason why he discussed about one time settlement with banks and not with the its employees.

"You say that you are not a defaulter. But you confidently told us during the meeting that banks won't be able to recover more than 5-10 per cent of debt amount. That speaks volumes of your malicious intentions. In the same meeting, you promised revival, payment of our salary‚Ķ This clearly means that you had no intention of reviving the airline while you kept submitting misleading revival plans to banks/DGCA," the women staffers alleged in the letter. 

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