A magistrates court in Hyderabad has issued a non-bailable warrant against the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, its chairman Vijay Mallya and another senior official. Those involved were supposed to appear before the court on March 10 to answer claims that they failed to honour a cheque that was issued to GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, the operating company of the local airport, for around $75,000. Mallya’s counsel says that he will now try to quash the warrant, which calls for Mallya to present himself to the court on April 13. A non-bailable warrant means that the persons named go to jail and cannot post bail and remain at liberty. Mallya has said that he will settle all his debts and has not run away to England to avoid being incarcerated. In a separate case, the Enforcement Directorate has registered a money-laundering case against Mallya and others in connection with a probe by the federal Central Bureau of Investigation into an alleged default of a loan in collusion with bank officials. The ED is pursuing the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Mallya to record present themselves.