CBI on Tuesday questioned the then chief financial officers of defunct Kingfisher Airlines and UB Group, A Raghunathan and Ravi Nedungadi, respectively, in connection with alleged loan default case against the airline.
CBI sources said both appeared for questioning in the afternoon and the exercise is still continuing.
CBI had registered a case against the then UB Group Chairman Vijay Mallya, Kingfisher Airlines, its Chief Financial Officer Raghunathan and unknown officials of IDBI Bank alleging that a Rs 900 crore IDBI Bank loan was sanctioned in violation of the norms regarding credit limits on the basis of a complaint received from the bank.
Question Swamy: Cong
The Congress demanded that BJP leader Subramanian Swamy be questioned in the wake of the fleeing of Mallya from the country as the controversial businessman was "national working president" of his now defunct Janata Party between 2003 and 2010.
"Mallya and Swamy have deep-rooted relations wherein Mallya was the national working president of Swamy's Janata Party during 2003-2010," party spokesman Pramod Tewari told reporters.
He said Congress has been raising serious but yet-to-be- answered questions about the "complicity" of the government in letting "Mallya escape from the bounds of Indian law and law enforcement agencies".
"We would like to further ask if the prime minister's favourite rabble rouser Subramanian Swamy also played a role in letting Vijay Mallya abscond and fly off from Indian shores?" he said.
Tewari said the plot is increasingly getting "sinister" and the PM would do well to come out clean on "Mallyagate".
Swamy is the complainant in the National Herald case in which several Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, have been made accused.