According to Mallya, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had converted a civil case into a criminal one and then charges of defrauding banks and money laundering had been added.
"I will and I am severely contesting all these legally. I firmly believe they have absolutely no case against me whatsoever," Mallya said.
"But India is India, and I have become a political football between the two major Indian political parties which is very evident by the rhetoric in the election speeches... I will follow the due process of law."