Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is in talks with legal experts for deportation of liquor baron Vijay Mallya in a money laundering investigation under the Rs 900-crore IDBI loan fraud case.
Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said MEA has requested for Mallya's deportation proceedings to be initiated for ensuring his presence in India for probe.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought revocation of passport and deportation after a sessions court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Mallya, he added.
"Those two actions are underway," said Swarup.
MEA has "suspended" Mallya's passport and is examining the response he sent through his lawyer to a notice asking why his passport should not be revoked or impounded.