New Delhi, 16 November (IANS). The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Income Tax Department against the Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and his wife in the case of tax evasion of over seven crore.
Judge Ashok Bhushan and R.K. Subhash Reddy’s bench said that the petitioner can send a copy of these petitions to the Solicitor General’s office.
In May, the Madras High Court dismissed a petition filed by Karti, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, and his wife against transferring the case from the lower court to a special court for MPs and MLAs.
The High Court had refused to hear another plea filed by the couple to quash the complaint lodged by the Income Tax Department in the matter.
The couple has pleaded guilty in the case. Karti has also challenged the transfer of the case to a fast-track court for MPs / MLAs.
The case pertains to alleged non-disclosure of income of Rs 6.38 crore by Karthi and Rs 1.35 crore earned by his wife Srinidhi in 2015.
The High Court has rejected Karti’s plea that he was neither an MP nor an MLA at the time of the alleged crime or at the time of filing of complaints.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing on behalf of Karti, argued before the apex court bench that the prosecution is under Sections 276C and 277 of the Income Tax Act, which are non-committal offenses, but any designated court on the complaint is filed. Was not.
He said, the law is that if there is no special court in the matter at the time of filing of complaint on September 12, 2018, the court, before whom the case is pending, will continue to hear the same case.
Sibal argued that all the findings of the High Court are in favor of his client. He called sending the case to the special court as discriminatory.
According to the Income Tax Department, Karthi and his wife did not disclose the cash received for the sale of a land in Muttukadu in their I-T returns.
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