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Four supplementary prosecution complaints filed against Gautam Khaitan in Income Tax special court

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On June 7, the (investigation) has filed four supplementary prosecution complaints for fiscal year 2009-10 to 2012-13 before the income-tax special court against Gautam Khaitan, who is also one of the accused in the Rs 3,600 crore scam.

These complaints have been filed for offence under section 276C (1) (willful attempt to evade tax) and 277 (giving false statement on oath) of the Income-tax Act 1961.

The Income Tax department had earlier filed five complaints in 2017 under Income Tax Act 1961 against Khaitan for maintaining four in in the name of BVI based shell companies as well as his own name. Later, four complaints were filed under Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act against Gautam and Ms in 2018.

Income Tax department has received fresh evidence which shows that was maintaining three more in his own name in He had not disclosed his ownership of these before the tax authorities. There are substantial credit entries in these bank accounts. The income tax department had recently recorded his statement in

Khaitan is one of the accused in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper scam. He was arrested by the pursuant to an investigation under the Act, on January 26. As per the prosecution, Khaitan had deposited nearly Rs. 6,000 crore in offshore accounts.

Notebly, a charge sheet has also been filed against Khaitan, for violation of provisions under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 12:50 IST