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By: PTI | New Delhi | November 16, 2020 9:44:49 pm Congress MP Karti Chidambaram (File/Express photograph by Tashi Tobgyal)The Supreme Court Monday sought response from the Income Tax division on the pleas of Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and his spouse difficult the switch of a tax evasion case filed in opposition to them earlier than a decrease courtroom to a Special Court for MPs and MLAs.
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R Subhash Reddy issued discover to the IT division on an attraction filed by Karti, son of senior Congress chief P Chidambaram, in opposition to the Madras High Court judgment.
The excessive courtroom had dismissed the petitions filed by Karti and his spouse to quash two legal complaints beneath the Income Tax Act and the continuing earlier than the particular courtroom for MP/MLAs.
“Issue notice, returnable in two weeks. Petitioner may serve a copy of these petitions to the office of Solicitor General,” the apex courtroom stated in its order. The matter pertains to alleged non-disclosure of Rs 6.38 crore incomes by Karti and Rs 1.35 crore by his spouse Srinidhi Chidambaram in 2015.
According to the Income Tax division, Karti, elected to Lok Sabha from Sivaganga constituency in 2019 elections, and his spouse had acquired the quantity in money for the sale of a land at Muttukadu however didn’t disclose it of their I-T returns.
The Deputy Director of I-T division, Chennai had filed a criticism on September 12, 2018 in opposition to the petitioners earlier than the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court-II (Economic Offences) for offences beneath sections 276 c (1) and 277 of the IT Act. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to hitch our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the most recent headlines For all the most recent India News, obtain Indian Express App.

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