New Delhi: Vijay Mallya on Monday met Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) chief SK Goel and requested him to de-freeze the accounts of Kingfisher Airlines.

The CBEC had frozen 10 accounts of Kingfisher Airlines and 11 accounts of the government owned Air India last week on the non-payments of the taxes collected from the passengers.

SK Goel said that Kingfisher has not paid Rs 110 crore service tax for the period of April-November.    
According to sources, Mallya has promised to pay service tax dues of November within a day and also assured that the remaining service tax dues of the airlines will be cleared by March 31, 2012.

Bank accounts of Kingfisher Airlines were frozen twice in the past few days. Its accounts were first frozen for two days in the first week of November, but they were opened after the airline promised to pay the dues.

JPN/Bureau