The final day of oral submissions in the extradition hearing of Vijay Mallya in took a dramatic twist as the businessman claimed that he had met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament before he left the country in March 2016.
Alongside reiterating his offer to settle with banks, he mentioned to Mr. Jaitley that he would be leaving for London, he said. “I met Mr. Jaitley in Parliament and told him I was going to London.
Mr. Jaitley said: “I have never given him any appointment to meet me and the question of his having met me does not arise. However, since he was a Member of the Rajya Sabha and he occasionally attended the House, he misused that privilege on one occasion while I was walking out of the House to go to my room, he paced up to catch up with me and while walking uttered a sentence that ‘I am making an offer of settlement.