Force India boss Mallya grounds his troubled Kingfisher airline

Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Force India F1 Team Owner with the Fly Kingfisher Speed Divas. Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Singapore Grand Prix, Race Day, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, Sunday 27 September 2009.Oct.3 (GMM) Indian business tycoon and Force India F1 team owner Vijay Mallya is enduring a troubled run ahead of this weekend’s Japanese grand prix.

International media reports say that Mallya has temporarily grounded the entire fleet of his Indian airline Kingfisher, with staff revolting, having not being paid since April.

Kingfisher confirmed that it had locked out staff because some had instigated “unabated incidents of violence, criminal intimidation, assault” against some employees who were still trying to work.

“It’s sad [that] they are putting the blame on employees,” Indian airline advisor Harsh Vardhan told Bloomberg, “because nowhere [else] in the world anyone would accept this kind of situation.”

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  • JodyRenza

    Are we getting to a situation that Paul di Resta & Nico Hulkenberg & workers might get to their F1 factory with locked-up gates one morning or the cars impounded at some airport?
    Hope not, seeing that the team is getting better each race!

  • lmao

    hahaha putting on the money on his F1 team letting his people who make him the money suffer! go crash and drown vijay!