SC turns down Kingfisher Airlines plea on depositing tax dues
According a virtual go-ahead to the department for taking further coercive action against Kingfisher, a Bench led by Justice RM Lodha dismissed the carrier’s request to let the case remain pending in the apex court by simply adjourning it for another three weeks.
Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the airline, began by requesting to adjourn the matter since there was a possibility that some money might come in.
Salve’s plea had come after Additional Solicitor General Gourab Banerjee informed the court that the department had not received a single penny during the pendency of the matter since January.
“We can allow your (Kingfisher’s) request only if the other party agreed and it is not so. It is a pecuniary liability on you. Whatever you have deducted from the salaries of your employees, you must pay at least that much,” remarked the Bench.
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