Court summons SpiceJet, Kalanithi Maran as accused in tax evasion case

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh issued summons to Maran, the company and its Managing Director S Natrajhen in tax evasion cases.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 22, 2015 2:01 am
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A Delhi court has summoned former chairman of SpiceJet airline Kalanithi Maran, its former managing director and the company as an accused in connection with an alleged tax evasion case, accused of failing to deposit over Rs 147 crore TDS with the income tax department. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Pritam Singh directing all the accused to appear before it on August 21 issued summons to Maran, the firm and its then managing director S Natrajhen after taking cognizance on two complaints filed against them by the dept for FY14 and FY15.

“From perusal of complaint, materials available on record, testimony of complainant witness 1 and aforesaid discussions, prima facie disclose commission of offence under sections 276B (if a person fails to pay to the credit of central government the tax deducted at source by him ), 278B (offences by companies) … read with Section 278E (presumption as to culpable mental state) of the Income Tax Act for FY14 and FY15. Hence cognizance of the offence is taken in both the complaints,” ACMM Singh said.

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In the present case, the IT department who filed the two complaints through advocate Brijesh Garg — has alleged that the company had made payments to its deductees and deducted TDS against various payments to the tune of Rs 110.6 crore during the FY14 but failed to deposit the TDS amount within the time frame. It further alleged that airlines made payments to its deductees and deducted TDS against various payments to the tune of Rs 36.5 crore during the financial year 2014-15 but failed to deposit it in the government account within stipulated period.

Meanwhile, the IT official, the complainant in the case stated that show cause notices were sent to the accused in September and October last year — to which they had replied that Maran was non-executive chairman and Natrajehn was the MD for the relevant fiscal. He had further deposed that during the survey operation, the official had recorded the statement of R Neelkantan, CFO of the firm, under which it transpired that it had allegedly defaulted in depositing TDS amount of Rs 110 crore and Rs 36.5 crore for FY14 and FY15 in the government account.

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  1. Bharathi Balasubramanian
    Jul 22, 2015 at 4:33 am
    This is not new. These looter marans were so far promoted by BJP_CONGRESS at he const of national interest. In every dealings corruption , fraud, looting, cheating but nothing happened to them so far.
    1. F
      Jul 22, 2015 at 8:55 am
      maran brothers ran illegal telephone exchange and looted 450 crores,they forced sivasankaran to sell his aircel to maxis and got benefit to the tune of rs700 crores, when sun pictures release their film they forced other film makers not to release their even in ejet there is irregularity, this shows their family is repeated offenders,home ministry has done justice by not giving security clearance, maran brothers should be arrested and should be taken into CBI custody so that more truth will come out
      1. K
        KS KUMAR
        Jul 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm
        Earlier they were indulging in all sorts of irregular activities under the protection of Karunandihi and the great Chidambaram. Chidambaram who finds faults with Modi now was turbing a blind eye when Marans were indulging in all sorts of illegal activities.
        1. N
          Nambrath Krishna
          Jul 21, 2015 at 8:58 pm
          Marans are in trouble - did they expect the UPA cohort of they too would be part would rule the center incessantly??
          1. R
            Jul 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm
            How is this Karunanidhi & Maran families going to the top richest in India? whay way they earn? After all only cine dialogue writters, how they become such.......? wondered. who will give them a real judgement? the arragant Dhayanidhi Maran (fully trained him self) don`t co-operate with CBI. What we say about these international fraud people? Now this time India should be like Saudi Arabia... the punishment should given on the spot.
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