The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday sought revocation of liquor baron Vijay Mallya's passport in connection with the probe into the money laundering case.
According to media reports, the Ed has written to regional passport office, seeking revocation of Mallya's passport. The Enforcement Directorate is likely to move court against the liquor baron next.
Mallya is reported to be in the UK after he left India on March 2.
The ED move came after Mallya failed to appear before it despite being summoned thrice in connection with the case.
The ED had issued summons to Mallya, asking him to appear on April 9 after he sought two extensions from the earlier dates of March 18 and April 2.
Meanwhile, there are reports that the CBI will soon be sending judicial requests to at least five countries, including the US and the UK, to seek information about alleged diversion of loans received by now defunct Kingfisher Airlines from IDBI Bank.
With agency inputs