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Delhi HC Directs CBI to Enquire Into the Authenticity of Email Allegedly Sent By the Income Tax Department while considering a PIL at hand

Lawstreet Journal 29 Jul 2021 5:40pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi HC Directs CBI to Enquire Into the Authenticity of Email Allegedly Sent By the Income Tax Department while considering a PIL at hand

On July 16,2021, a Delhi High Court bench comprised of Justices Manmohan and Navin Chawla, while hearing a suit determining the authenticity of an email of adjournment and extension issued by the Income Tax Department, directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate whether the email was issued to the petitioner or not, and if so, by whom. The CBI was given four weeks to file its investigation report with the Court.

The court also held that it is constitutionally obligated to ensure that citizens of this country who seek this Court's extraordinary jurisdiction are not intimidated by allegations of forgery and prosecution.

The following are the facts of the case:

The current writ petition has been filed in response to the assessment order dated June 1, 2021.Petitioner has also requested additional time in the future to file a response, taking into account the lockdown situation in Uttar Pradesh and the National Capital Territory of Delhi, as well as the fact that the Petitioner-Company is represented by a Resolution Professional who is an independent professional and is reliant on past employees of the Petitioner-Company to file its response.

Petitioner's Point of View:

The petitioner's learned counsel made the following claim:

  1. It was submitted that the petitioner had requested an adjournment and extension of time to submit his reply on May 31, 2021, around 02:00 p.m., citing the reason that the Resolution Professional of the Petitioner was unable to access the records of the Petitioner-Company due to various lockdown restrictions imposed by… Continue Reading...

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