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SC allows I-T Dept to reopen tax case linked to National Herald against Rahul, Sonia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tuesday allowed the to reopen the tax assessment of top leaders Rahul and for 2011-12 in connection with the case.

The apex court, however, restrained the I-T department from implementing its order in the proceedings against Rahul, who is the 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 in the case

The tax matter is related to the case in which the leaders are also facing criminal proceedings.

A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri posted the matter for further hearing on January 8 next year.

Tushar Mehta, appearing for the I-T department, said the court should not restrain it from implementing the assessment orders against the Gandhis and others.

He said the court should hear the matter and pass appropriate orders.

The Gandhis and senior Congress have challenged the Delhi High Court's September 10 verdict by which their plea against the re-opening of their tax assessments for 2011-12 was dismissed.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 14:05 IST
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