Liquor baron Vijay Mallya has been tracked to his country house on the outskirts of London.
According to leading news channel Times Now, locals confirmed about Mallya's presence at his country home in Tiwen village. However, Mallya's staff also refused to comment on the issue.
The government had on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the industrialist had left the country on March 2. The court then issued notice to Mallya and KFA, among others, while allowing the banks to service the notice through the Indian mission in London.
State Bank of India and other banks had moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday with a plea to prevent Vijay Mallya from leaving the country and getting his passport impounded.
The SBI had also approached the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) seeking his arrest in a bid to recover loans to Kingfisher Airlines.
The SBI, one of the lenders now chasing down Mallya, had in fact met a senior counsel in Delhi, Dushyant Dave, on February 28, a Sunday, and he had advised the bank to "take action immediately the next day" and move court to restrain any travel plan.
Dave on Wednesday confirmed that SBI had come to him through a law firm, Dua Associates, "on a Sunday" and that he had suggested urgent action be taken by moving the Supreme Court, high court or even the Debt Recovery Tribunal for an injunction on foreign travel by asking for impounding his passport, if necessary. But he said his advice proved futile. The bank did not take immediate steps and Mallya is believed to be in London now.