Bombay high court on Monday made a remark while the Division Bench was hearing the appeal filed by the Service Tax Department(STD) and another petition seeking to call the auction sale of Mr. Mallya’s private aircraft company ‘Kingfisher’ which was also filed by the department.
In the court of Justices S.C. Dharmadhikari and B.P. Colabawala, Justice S.C. Dharmadhikari observed how Mallya must have come up with such an apt name for his company. Just like the Kingfisher bird, Mallya doesn’t have boundaries and limits or he doesn’t bother himself with the rules of the world.
“Does anyone know why he came up with the name ‘Kingfisher’ for his entity? In history, no one could have come up with a more apt name for this entity. Because the kingfisher is a bird that can fly away...it knows no boundaries...no boundaries can stop it. Just like how no one could stop him,” Justice Dharmadhikari said.
The court has taken the appeal by the Service tax Department(STD) and the hearing for it has been called later after few days.
Mallya owes about Rs. 532 crore to the department.