Force India boss Mallya grounds his troubled Kingfisher airline 3 October, 2012 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.” Subbed by AJN. Related NewsForce India: Sometimes this is how motorsport isForce India: We should have the pace to fight the cars aheadForce India likely to retain driver line-up for 2015Force India: Our race balance is promisingPerez has grandstand named after him for US GPHungarian Grand Prix: Force India preview BudapestMallya says Force India are in a good placeForce India: We were expecting to be stronger in the raceMcLaren: A day that promised much but delivered littleForce India: We are satisfied with our performance 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!