Black money case: Madras HC quashes criminal prosecution against P Chidambaram's kin

The case against them was that they failed to disclose a property they jointly own in Cambridge in the UK, worth Rs.5.37 crore.

Published: 02nd November 2018 01:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2018 01:33 PM   |  A+A-

Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram . (Photo | PTI)


CHENNAI: Providing a huge relief, the Madras High Court on Friday quashed the prosecution proceedings initiated by the Income-Tax department against Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram's family members under the Black Money Act in the foreign assets non-disclosure case filed by the department.

A Division Bench comprising Mr Justice S Manikumar and Justice Subramonium Prasad, which had already reserved its orders on the appeals filed by Mr Chidambaram's wife Nalini, son Karti Chidambaram and daughter-in-law Srinidhi, challenging the prosecution initiated by the IT department under the Black Money Act, also quashed the private complaints filed against them by the IT department before the EOW court, Egmore.

It also quashed the sanction orders issued by an IT department official seeking to prosecute them under the Black Money Act.

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The Bench quashed the prosecution proceedings on the ground that the sanction orders were not issued in accordance with the law.

The Income-Tax authorities had filed a complaint against them over alleged non-disclosure of overseas assets, under Section 50 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act.

The case against them was that they failed to disclose a property they jointly own in Cambridge in the UK, worth Rs.5.37 crore.

Apart from this, the department has alleged that Karti Chidambaram had failed to disclose an overseas bank account he holds with Metro Bank in the UK and investments he had made in Nano Holdings LLC, USA.

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  • Mahendra D Kamdar

    All is nothing but MILI BHAGAT. A huge business of giving and taking clean chits in exchange of some portion of money looted while being in power with those who hold power.
    4 months ago reply
  • S Raju

    Courts in India are shielding PC and his family. One can not be restrained from thinking like that.
    4 months ago reply
  • tmranganathan

    people's court decided PC&CO are corrupt and unfit to ride tha government horse
    4 months ago reply
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