New Delhi, September 10
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi today failed to get any relief from the Delhi High Court, which dismissed their challenge on reopening of their tax assessments for 2011-12.
The rejection of the pleas of the top Congress leaders, including Oscar Fernandes, will pave the way for the Income Tax Department to scrutinise their records for the assessment year 2011-12.
The “writ petitions have to fail”, a Bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla, said.
The tax department had said the shares Rahul has in YI would lead him to have an income of Rs 154 crore and not about Rs 68 lakh, as was assessed earlier. It has already issued a demand notice for Rs 249.15 crore to YI for 2011-12.
The department’s move followed its probe on a complaint alleging that the Gandhis had misappropriated AJL’s assets while transferring their shares to the newly formed YI. — PTI
Diversion tactic: BJP
- The BJP said Congress’ ‘Bharat Bandh’ call was aimed at diverting attention from Delhi HC hearing in Herald case involving ‘corrupt’ leaders
- “They knew they are going to lose in the Delhi High Court and that is why they had given a bandh call for today,” said party’s national spokesperson Sambit Patra