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Airport office furniture seized for non-payment of property tax

Airports Authority of India owes Rs 23 crore in property tax to the local body.

Written by PTI | Chennai | Published: April 13, 2013 10:40:55 am

Some furniture at the administrative building of the airport here were seized by officials of a cantonment board as part of proceedings to recover Rs 23 crore property tax dues owed by Airports Authority of India to the local body.

The proceedings were taken up as AAI did not pay the property tax for its staff quarters,vacant plot and some signal towers located in areas coming under the St Thomas Mount-cum-Pallavaram Cantonment Board since 2010,board

sources said.

Airport sources said the board officials this evening pasted a notice on the second floor of the administrative building,housing the offices of the Airport Director and others,and seized some office furnitures.

Board sources said the property tax was revised in 2010 and challenging this the AAI had gone to court. However,the court has not restrained the board from collecting the revised tax.

The matter is coming up before a local court on Monday,they added.

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