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Gandhis in fix, Delhi HC clears I-T probe

Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi to face tax probe orders High Court.

In  case pertains to a private criminal complaint by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who has accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying just Rs 50 lakh through which Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YI) obtained the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore which Associate Journals Limited (AJL) owed to the Congress. The Gandhis and other accused, Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda have denied the allegations levelled against them.

Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Income Tax to launch an investigation into Young Indian Private Limited in the National Herald case. The Gandhis are directors in the company. “You can’t be arrogant,” the bench said, adding that Young Indian Pvt Ltd must submit its tax documents.

Patiala House court earlier  had allowed an investigation in the case, which was then challenged in the Delhi High Court.

Delhi High Court today declined to stay the income tax proceedings against Young India Ltd in the National Herald case, which involves Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Chander Shekhar asked the company to approach the Income Tax assessing officer, after which the firm withdrew its petition.

Young India had approached the high court seeking a direction to stay the income tax proceedings and quashing of notices against it with regard to the misappropriation of assets case. The company was issued notices regarding the assessment year 2011-12.

Earlier, a trial court had allowed an investigation in the case, which was challenged at Delhi High Court.

The case pertains to a private criminal complaint by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who has accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying just 50 lakh rupees through which Young Indian Pvt Ltd obtained the right to recover 90.25 crore rupees which Associate Journals Limited owed to the Congress.

The Gandhis and other accused – Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda – have denied the allegations levelled against them.

By Naresh Sagar

Mentor MSME, Motivator, Media Event Org, Management fiscal & Water management.Social Media branding,Internet broadcasters,Propunder of Indian Philosophy

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