Fugitive liquor baron ,Vijay Mallya who is battling to avoid extradition to India , is no long the ‘King Of Good Times’. According to media reports it is now learnt that his luxurious private jet Airbus A 3019 which bears his initials ‘VT-VJM’, is being dismantled by Air India at its hangar in Mumbai. It was this very aircraft that the flamboyant tycoon would travel across the world to strike his business deals .
The jet was auctioned to Florida-based Aviation Management Sales (AMS), which won the bid for the aircraft for Rs 34 crore in June last year. However, it was unable to take possession of the aircraft due to bureaucratic hurdles.
Parts of the dismantled aircraft will be sent to Aviation Management Sales. The aircraft was towed on February 13 from the Lima apron along Maharashtra’s Kalina Kurla road to the Air India hangar.