Seizure notice for Anil Ambani group’s aircraft

July 16th, 2008 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The customs department has issued notice to seize an aircraft belonging to the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) for allegedly evading import duties. Customs officials said the aircraft was imported under a charter license, but was being put to personal use. The duties are high if an aircraft is imported for personal use.

Till now, the customs department has seized 10 aircraft belonging to various corporate houses, including GMR, Oberoi and Indiabulls, under non-scheduled operator permit, but released them on bank guarantee and bonds.

According to the spokesperson of Reliance Transport and Travels, the company is a valid non-scheduled operator license holder and has responded and furnished full and comprehensive documentation regarding its aircraft.

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