A Delhi court on Tuesday ordered the attachment of properties of businessman Vijay Mallya, PTI reported. The Enforcement Directorate had moved the court with the request.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat sought a report by May 8 over the compliance of the attachment order.

On January 4, a Delhi court had declared Mallya a “proclaimed offender” after he did not appear before in connection with a case of violating the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, despite summons.

On November 8, 2017, the court asked Mallya to appear before it by December 18, after the Enforcement Directorate approached it. The agency had issued the summons to the businessman in connection with an alleged payment of $200,000 (approximately Rs 1.3 crore) to a British firm for displaying the Kingfisher logo in the Formula One World Championships in London and some European countries in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

It claimed that the money was paid without prior approval from the Reserve Bank of India, in violation of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act.

In 2016, the court had lifted the exemption given to Mallya from mandatory personal appearance in the case.

Mallya is wanted in India in connection with several cases, including on the charges of defrauding banks of more than Rs 9,000 crore. The businessman, who has been in the United Kingdom since March 2016, had said he will not return to the country.

India’s Ministry of External Affairs had submitted an extradition request to the UK in February 2017 after Mallya made his self-imposed exile clear. The request was made on the basis of an extradition treaty signed between the countries in 1992.