The court of chief judicial magistrate issued a fresh notice to Raninder Singh, son of Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday after he failed to appear before the court in a criminal complaint filed against him on March 19 by the income tax department.
Raninder is in the dock for allegedly lying to income tax department about his foreign bank accounts.
During the resumed hearing on Tuesday, Raninder didn’t turn up as the summons issued against him couldn’t be delivered.
“Let fresh notice be issued to him to appear before the court on October 24, the next date of hearing. In case, he fails to appear even then, we can then contemplate issuing public proceedings,” observed the CJM in the open court.
The income tax department has found that the former chief minister’s son is a direct beneficiary of assets maintained and controlled through foreign business entities. These include accounts with c, Geneva. Raninder is also a trustee of the UK-based Jacaranda Trust.