Ludhiana court issues fresh summons against Punjab CM Amarinder in an I-T case
Income Tax department counsel Mohinder Nain said the case against Amarinder pertained to properties abroad that he allegedly owns and for concealment of income.punjab Updated: Jul 20, 2017 21:26 IST
A local court has issued fresh summons to Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in a criminal complaint of 2016 that the income tax department has filed against him. Amarinder has been directed to make a personal appearance in court on September 18.
Income Tax department counsel Mohinder Nain said the case against Amarinder pertained to properties abroad that he allegedly owns and for concealment of income.
The department has claimed that Captain and his son, Raninder Singh, were owners of Marine Mansions in Dubai and several other properties in the United Kingdom. The father-son also allegedly carried out ‘undisclosed’ financial transactions through a bank account in HSBC Private Bank Geneva Switzerland and HSBC Financial Services Limited (Middle East), according to the department.
Amarinder and Raninder ‘did not cooperate with officials in the probe’ and gave ‘false information’ when asked about ownership and other details of these assets, the department has maintained. It claims to have several documents sourced from the UK and Dubai relating to trusts allegedly owned by the duo.
Cases against Amarinder were registered under Sections 277 (false statement in verification) of the Income-Tax Act. He also faces cases under Sections 176 (omission to give notice or information to public servant), 177 (furnishing false information), 193 (false evidence) and 199 (false statement made in declaration which is by law receivable as evidence), 181 (false statement of oath), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of duty) and 187 (omission to assist public servant when bound by law to give assistance) of the IPC.
Previously, the Court had issued summons on April 24 for July 20 to the Patiala address of the CM. His personal assistant Vijay Kumar had received these then.