The Supreme Court has directed the Income Tax Department to continue with the Tax reassessment for the fiscal year 2011-12 of Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi in an issue-related to the National Herald newspapers. The top court reports that no final order would be passed and the next hearing of this case will take place on January 8. Its further explained the reasons that “for certain reasons, it is not possible to take up the case now.”
Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and a Congress leader Oscar Fernandes had filed the petition against the reopening of their tax assessments, which were related to the Associated Journals Ltd., the National Herald newspapers’ publisher and founded by the great-grandfather of Rahul Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Last month, Delhi High court had dismissed their petition, clears the way for Income Tax department to evaluate the records for the fiscal year 2011-2012. Tax department has alleged the Congress leaders of having “devised the scheme involving pre-ordinate artificial and fraudulent steps to take over Associated Journals Limited.”