In a setback to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the Income Tax (IT) department to go ahead with reassessment of her income for the financial year 2001-02.
A bench headed by Justice Vikramajit Sen dismissed BSP supremo Mayawati’s plea seeking to restrain the department from re-assessing her income claiming that a prior mandatory notice was not served on her.
The court, while passing the order, said Mayawati has failed to prove her case.
The IT department had also refuted her contentions. “Notice was issued on March 24, last year at her Humayun Road residence in Delhi but it was said that she had shifted to Lucknow. The notice was then sent by mail to her Nehru Road address. It was then re-directed to Chief Ministerial residence at Kalidas Road and then it returned back to the department,” the IT department had claimed.