There was a huge uproar when the Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya got arrested on Tuesday by Scotland Yard, in London. While the media flashed it as breaking news, Indian bankers rejoiced at it. Bankers among the 17 consortium of lenders sighed a relief hearing about his much-awaited trial. Mallya, who fled to the UK avoiding his arrest last year, was arrested on an extradition warrant by India.
The Indian government has time and again tried to get hold of “The King of Good Times”. However, after his hurried departure from India, the government has failed to book him. In January 2017, CBI court issued a non-bailable warrant against Vijay and his now defunct company Kingfisher for loan defaulting.
According to the reports, the 61-year-old business tycoon still owes the hefty amount of Rs 9,000 crore to multiple banks and the Service Tax Department of India. He was presented before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court and was granted bail within three hours of his arrest. This obviously caused a stir with the Indian media but sure Twitter knows how to make the most of the situation.
As Twitter exploded with funny reactions to the whole fiasco, take a look at the best tweets:
Oh! That timing
#VijayMallya got bail faster than MS Dhoni’s Stumping?
— Virender Sehwag (@VirenderSehweg) April 18, 2017
Kids : Salman Khan
Men : Sanjay Dutt
Legends : #VijayMallya
Bail in less than 3 hours.
— Dr. Holmes (@dr_insomnia89) April 18, 2017
It truly is.
#VijayMallya gets bail within 3 hours of arrest in London. The British judicial system is truly the father of the Indian judicial system.
— Roflindian (@Roflindian) April 18, 2017
— Prsh! (@daru_desi_) April 18, 2017
This one is the best.
Mutual Funds are subjected..
..market risks. Please read the offer..
*#VijayMallya got bail*
— Arnab Goswami (@the_sashiks) April 18, 2017
— Yoyy Creations (@Yoyy_Creations) April 18, 2017