10 Sep : New Delhi : News Express 24 :-
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi have not received relief from the Delhi High Court. The court has rejected the petition filed against the notice of the income tax department’s re-evaluation of the financial 2011-2012 tax. The Delhi High Court has said that the petitioner can keep his complaint during the action against the Income Tax Department.
National Herald Case: Delhi High Court says Income Tax department has powers to reopen tax proceedings and that the petitioners can approach Income Tax department with their grievances. https://t.co/vqHLzMLTJf
— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2018
In March, the notice issued by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Oscar Fernandes challenged in the High Court. According to the income tax department, Rahul Gandhi did not disclose that he was the director of Young Indian Pvt. On August 16, hearing of the petition filed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Oscar Fernandes against the notice of re-assessment of income tax department, the Delhi High Court reserved the decision.
During the hearing, senior advocate P Chidambaram said on behalf of Sonia Gandhi that the Young Indian Company is a charitable organization. The Young Indian Company has not yet given a single rupee to the shareholders. He had said that the Income Tax Department has calculated the income tax incorrectly. Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Oscar Fernandes are being discriminated against. During the hearing, on behalf of the Income Tax Department, ASG Tushar Mehta had said that he was ready to present the original documents before the court.
On August 8, the Delhi High Court refused to give any relief to Congress president Rahul Gandhi in this case. When Rahul Gandhi had said that when there was no income, then how did he do it? That’s why the income tax department does not take any action. Then the court had said that we neither can issue notice to the Income Tax Department nor give you protection.
During the hearing, ASG Tushar Mehta had said that when the Income Tax Department asked Rahul Gandhi whether he was the director of these companies, then Rahul Gandhi replied that no. Therefore, these companies need to be examined, because there is a possibility of tax evasion. During the hearing, when the counsel of Rahul Gandhi had demanded from the court that the reporting of this case was not done in the media, the court dismissed it.
The High Court had on March 19 ordered that the company deposit ten crore rupees to the Income Tax Department by April 15 in two installments. The court had ordered the first installment of 5 crore rupees to deposit the first installment of the first and the third tranche of March 31 before April 15, but this amount was not deposited. The High Court had said that after depositing Rs 10 crore by the Young Indian Company, the Income Tax Department will not pressurize to deposit Rs 249.15 crore.