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National Herald row: SC allows I-T dept to reopen case against Sonia, Rahul

The Court, however, restrained the tax department from implementing its order on proceeding till the pendency of matter before it

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the income-tax department to reopen the tax assessment of top Congress leaders Rahul and Sonia Gandhi for 2011-12 in connection with the National Herald case.   The apex court, however, restrained the I-T department from implementing its order in the proceedings against Rahul, who is the Congress president, and his mother Sonia till the pendency of the matter before the court.   The court also said it was not expressing any opinion on the merits of the pleas filed by Rahul and Sonia Gandhi in the case The tax matter is related to the ...