BBMP to seize movable properties of JW Marriott hotel

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike authorities to seize properties of noted JW Marriotte hotel for non payment of tax.

Published: 11th August 2016 10:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2016 10:20 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) authorities to seize movable properties of noted JW Marriotte hotel for non payment of property tax.

The five star hotel located in Vittal Mallya road is one among major property tax defaulter that has been listed out by BBMP officials. They have not paid their tax for the past four years. Speaking to Express, Dr Yatish Kumar, BBM{P Zonal commissioner (East) said that the hotel management has to pay Rs 5.59 crore property tax to them since 2012-13. "We are going to seize movable properties like furniture and other essentials from the hotel. We are now going along with police force,'' he said.

A senior official from BBMP who did not wish to reveal identity said that JW Marriott charges Rs 12,000 to Rs 20,000 per day per room. " They charge such a big amount from customers, but not paid their due since 2012-13. We had issued notices, but in vein. Now we have no other option other than embarassing them infront of their customers,'' he said.

BBMP which is into collecting tax due from major defaulters in a special drive had taken four trucks full of garbage on Monday to collect due from Intel corporation. Their office is located at Bellandur where BBMP sent garbage trucks to embarass them. Intel has not paid due of Rs 31 crore. High Court too directed them to pay the due and Intel has sought four weeks time.

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