While the Force India team is gearing up for the Korean Grand Prix this weekend, a few folks in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are on the hunt for team owner and CEO of Kingfisher Airlines, Vijay Mallya. It seems, according to AUTOSPORT, that the Indian business tycoon is wanted for bad checks that were written equalling $2M for services provided by the Hyderabad International Airport.
The struggling airline has been plagued with financial troubles since its inception in 2005 and the drama continues while some say the debt has amassed in the billions. Here’s AUTOSPORT’s
“The cases were listed today for the airline to appear in the court,” a spokesman for the complainant is quoted as saying by AFP.
“Since they failed to appear before the magistrate, the court has ordered issuance of NBW (non-bailable warrants) against Kingfisher Airlines (KFA), Vijay Mallya and four other KFA officials.”
Not good news for Kingfisher and one could assume that Mallya is concerned over the pressures and issues the airline is facing. The question is, what impact could it have on the Force India Formula One team?