The news kept Twitter busy for hours as it went all guns blazing. Soon, Vijay Mallya was the most trending topic in India and third most worldwide.
Here are some of the best tweets
Scotland Yard: "You get one phone call"#VijayMallya: "Okay"— Akshar (@AksharPathak) April 18, 2017
*tring tring* "Hello, room-service? Woh seekh kebab ka order cancel kar do."
Pretty much everyone on Twitter made the same joke - of how bank employees must be feeling about his arrest.
Vijay Mallya arrested in London; may soon be extradited to India.— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) April 18, 2017
SBI right now : pic.twitter.com/Ffr5RhOsAq
But before many could react to the initial news, he was granted bail. Twitter quickly updated itself and memes about how quickly Vijay Mallya got bail were soon flooding the micro-blogging site.
Abhi to main Meme bana hi raha tha aur Bail mil gayi :P #VijayMallya— Nishant Srivastava (@FilmyKeedayWala) April 18, 2017
And this is probably how bank employees must be feeling now
Vijay Mallya, who fled India in 2016, is wanted for loan fraud and faces charges of money-laundering in India. His now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes Rs. 9000 crore in unpaid loans to an assortment of Indian banks. India asked UK to extradite Mr Mallya in February after he ignored court orders to return to India and face trial.
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