Fresh summons to SpiceJet, Kalanithi Maran in tax evasion case

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A court here on Friday issued fresh summons to SpiceJet, its ex-chairman Kalanithi Maran and another top former company official in two tax evasion cases.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh issued fresh summons to Maran, the company and its then managing director S. Natrajhen after noting they failed to appear before it on Friday as directed last month. They have now been asked to appear on September 21.

After taking cognizance on two complaints filed against them by the Income Tax (IT) department, the court last month asked them to appear before it on August 21.

The department alleged that accused has failed to deposit over Rs.147 crore tax deducted at source (TDS) with it.

In one of the complaints, the department said that that the company had made payments to its deductees and deducted TDS against various payments to the tune of Rs.110.6 crore during 2013-14 but failed to deposit this amount within the time frame.

In the other complaint, the department said that company also made payment to its deductees and deducted TDS against various payments to the tune of Rs.36.5 crore during 2014-15 but failed to deposit it in the government account within stipulated period.

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