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I-T notice: Maran moves HC against single-judge order

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Friday restrained the Income Tax department till October 22 from proceeding further on the re-assessment of former Dayanidhi Maran's income for 2008-09 and 2009-10, based on the CBI chargesheet in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

A division bench of justices G Huluvadi Ramesh and K Kalyana Sundaram gave the oral direction when an appeal filed by Maran, challenging the October 10 order of a dismissing his petition filed against the I-T action, came up for hearing.

It then posted the appeal for further hearing to October 22.

In his order, Justice S M Subramaniam had said the petitioner, who held the high position of a Union minister, was duty bound to respond to the department's notice to prove his innocence or otherwise.

The (CBI) has charged Maran with forcing owner C Sivasankaran into parting with his stake in the company in favour of Malaysia's when he was the telecom

Maran had pointed to his discharge in the case by a CBI court in on February 2 last year in support of his plea for quashing the I-T notice.

Dismissing Maran's plea, the had said the petition was filed at the notice stage itself, which would hamper all further proceedings of the I-T department and it could never be encouraged by the court.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 17:06 IST