Monday, December 17, 2012

Kingfisher Plane Impounded

The Service Tax Department has impounded an aircraft of the grounded Kingfisher Airlines for defaulting tax dues amounting to Rs 63 crore.

The beleaguered airline owes around Rs 190 crore to the Service Tax Department, of which Rs 127 crore are under litigation.
The Vijay Mallya-owned carrier on Tuesday said it has received a notice from the service tax department to which it has already responded.
Kingfisher has been grounded since October 1 following a strike by its pilots and engineers over non-payment of salary dues and its flying license has been suspended.
The cash-strapped airline is also facing eviction from Mumbai airport for Rs 22 crore dues towards parking and navigational charges.
Meanwhile, Civil Aviation minister Ajit Singh has said that until and unless DGCA aproves Kingfisher airlines to fly it would not be given permission to fly.

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