The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from Congress leader P Chidambaram’s wife Nalini and son Karti on an appeal of the Income Tax (IT) department against the Madras High Court order quashing criminal prosecution against them in an alleged blackmoney case.
A bench headed by the Chief Justice, while issuing notices to the two, made clear it will not stay the Madras High Court’s 2018 order quashing criminal prosecution against the Chidambarams.
The IT department filed four chargesheets against the three Nalini Chidambaram, son Karti Chidambaram and daughter-in-law Srinidhi Chidambaram under the Black Money Act for allegedly not disclosing their foreign assets. The chargesheets have been filed before a special court in Chennai under Section 50 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015, officials said. The chargesheets claimed that the family did not divulge details on these investments .
—India Legal Bureau