Tax Re-assessment: SC to hear appeals filed by Rahul, Sonia Gandhi in August

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear in August the appeals filed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia against the Delhi High Court order allowing re-assessment of their Income Tax for 2011-12 in connection with the National Herald case.

A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hemant Gupta granted liberty to the petitioners to approach Delhi Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) for expeditious hearing of pending appeal challenging the retrospective cancellation of registration granted to Young Indian under the I-T Act.

“List the further hearing on this batch of appeals in the week commencing August 19. We grant liberty to the petitioners to approach the ITAT, Delhi, for expeditious hearing and final disposal of appeal…,” the bench said in its order.

The Gandhis and senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes have challenged in the Apex Court the Delhi High Court’s September 10 verdict which dismissed their plea against the re-assessment of their tax for 2011-12. (AGENCIES)