New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday the plea of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi, in which he ordered the Delhi High Court order to refuse to re-open a case of tax assessment of 2011-12 is challenged.
Justice AK Sikri and the bench of Justice S Abdul Nazir will hear the plea of Rahul, Sonia and senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes. In his petitions, he challenged the order of the High Court on September 10. The Income Tax Department has already filed a caveat in the apex court that if a petition is filed against the order of the High Court, then its favor will also be heard in such a situation.
It is noteworthy that on September 10, Rahul and Sonia did not receive any relief from the High Court, who had rejected their petition challenging the reopening of a case of 2011-12 tax assessment. Refusal to accept any relief from the High Court, the Income Tax Department had paved the way for the investigation of Congress leaders' assessment year 2011-12.
The issue of income tax investigation against Congress leaders, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, was raised by the investigation of a private criminal complaint filed in the lower court in connection with the National Herald case. In this case, the three are on bail. On December 19, 2015, the bail granted to Sonia and Rahul by the lower court was granted.