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The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Vijay Mallya on a plea by banks to impound his passport. The top court asked Mallya to respond to the notice in two weeks.The notice will be served to Mallya through his official Rajya Sabha email ID through Indian high commission at London and his counsel & Co.The consortium of banks led by SBI urged the top court to give directions to ensure that Mallya appeared in person before the court. They also sought directions for impounding of his passport.The court asked the banks to wait for Mallya’s response to the notice.The apex court also questioned why loans were given to Mallya when he was a defaulter and was facing proceedings in the court of law.The attorney general, citing CBI inputs, informed the apex court that Vijay Mallya had left the country.The AG also told the court that Mallya’s assets abroad are far in excess to loans taken by him.A consortium of 13 banks had on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court to stop Vijay Mallya from leaving India.On Monday, Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) had restrained Mallya from disbursing in any manner Rs 515 crore paid to him by liquor major Diageo for exiting United Spirits.