New Delhi (ILNS): A plea has landed before the Supreme Court, challenging the Income Tax department’s stand opposing Karti Chidambaram’s request to be discharged from prosecution initiated in 2018 for having allegedly evaded capital gains tax in the assessment year 2014-15.
Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, arguing for Karti Chidambaram, said: “All the findings of the high court are in my favour. Your lordship must consider this as it is discriminatory. How can you pick and choose an accused and send him to special courts?”
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said: “I am from the prosecuting agency, serve us a copy.”
The bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy issued notice, giving two weeks for submitting the response. The court also directed that a copy of the plea be submitted to the SG.