Creditors Swoop on Indian Tycoons’ Rolls Royce, Island Mansion

Indian tycoon owners of bankrupt companies are being told their assets aren’t off limits, Bloomberg News reported. Weeks after India’s criminal enforcement bureau announced a second auction of the prized personal possessions of fugitive jeweler Nirav Modi including his favorite watch and his Rolls Royce Ghost, the U.K High Court recently asked Anil Ambani to deposit $100 million of his personal wealth to partially pay back debt due to a trio of Chinese banks. The rush to collect on the assets includes a swoop on Vijay Mallya’s French island mansion and yacht by Qatar National Bank. The moves come as India is battling $130 billion of bad debt that has sparked bankruptcies at some companies. Some tycoons have held assets through arcane webs of holding companies, which has complicated creditors’ efforts to recover funds. Read more

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