SC allows IT department to re-open tax assessment of the Gandhi’s: Trouble time aheadby Admin ROI December 4, 2018 0 comments
The top court was hearing an appeal by the Gandhis after the Delhi High Court dismissed their plea to stop tax reassessment for the financial year 2010-11. The leaders have also been named in another case related to the issue, in which they have been accused of misusing party funds for personal profits.
In the current case, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader Oscar Fernandes had petitioned against the reopening of their tax assessments related to Associated Journals Ltd, the publisher of National Herald newspaper founded by Jawaharlal Nehru, the great-grandfather of Mr Gandhi. The IT department has accused senior Congress leaders, including Mr Fernandes and Motilal Vora, of devising a scheme involving “pre-ordinate artificial and fraudulent steps to take over AJL”.
Petitioner Dr Swamy is confident that Gandhi’s will be prosecuted and India will witness corruption free country.
Prashant Tewari Editor-in-Chief