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Kingfisher liable for prosecution; onus on Mallya to save airline
March 20, 2012 / 12:56 PM / 6 years ago

Kingfisher liable for prosecution; onus on Mallya to save airline

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Troubled carrier Kingfisher Airlines is liable for prosecution over unpaid taxes, Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told reporters on Tuesday.

Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya speaks on a mobile phone in New Delhi March 15, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files

The minister said the onus to save Kingfisher Airlines was on Chairman Vijay Mallya.

“Vijay Mallya has to convince DGCA (directorate general of civil aviation) that he is in a position to operate an airline... The onus is on him,” Singh said.

Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Editing by Rajesh Pandathil

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