According to the list submitted by the Finance Ministry in the Lok Sabha, there are 28 fugitive economic offenders in India. The list was topped by Vijay Mallya, who has allegedly defrauded banks of around Rs 7,500 crore, based on two complaints by investigating agencies. These allegations are being investigated and under trial.
Vijay Mallya was the Chairman and MD of the now-closed Kingfisher Airlines, that incurred heavy losses and debts since its inception. He allegedly has to pay dues to 13 Indian banks, including SBI.
|Name||Amount (in Rs Crore)||Status of the case||Year|
|Vijay Mallya||6,203.00||Under investigation||Since 2016|
|Vijay Mallya||1,301.67||Under trial||Since 2015|
|Mehul Choksi||7,080.00||Under investigation and trial||Since 2018|
|Nirav Modi||6,498.00||Under investigation and trial||Since 2018|
|Chetan, Nitin and Diptiben Sandesara||5,383.00||Under investigation||Since 2017|
|Jatin Mehta||4,625.00||Under investigation||Since 2014|
|Rajiv and Alka Goyal||157.00||Under trial||Since 2014|
|Rajiv and Alka Goyal||621.00||Under investigation||Since 2018|
|Sabya Seth||389.85||Under investigation||Since 2018|
|Vinay Mittal||43.81||Under trial||Since 2014|
|Pushpesh Baid||34.71||Under trial||Since 2014|
|Pushpesh Baid||3.75||Under investigation||Since 2016|
|Sudhir Kumar Kaura||32.38||Under trial||Since 2015|
|Sanjay and Varsha Kalra||8.77||Under trial||Since 2015|
|Sanjay Kumar Karla||6.00||Under investigation||Since 2017|
|Eklavya Garg||12.83||Under investigation||Since 2017|
|Sunny and Aarti Kalra||10.99||Under trial||Since 2015|
|Surender, Angad and Harsahib Singh and Harleen Kaur||5.92||Under trial||Since 2014|
Among the top five are jewellers Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi who are accused of fraudulently obtaining money from the Punjab National Bank. Chetan, Nitin and Diptiben Sandesara, the promoters of Sterling Biotech Ltd have defaulted loans from Andhra Bank. The Enforcement Directorate has already attached the company's assets worth Rs 4,701 crore in the fraud and money laundering case.