CHENNAI: The Income Tax department has finally paved way to end the 18-year-old IT case against former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala by accepting to compound their alleged offences.
The Regional Compounding Committee in its meeting held on November 26 has decided to accept the request for compounding offences under Section 279 (2) of the Income Tax Act, the department stated through a communication dated November 26. The acceptance was subject to remittance of `30,83,887 by Jayalalithaa, `28,07,972 by Sasikala and `14,101,202 by Sasi Enterprises within 60 days, after which a final order will be passed by the department.
On Monday, when the case came up before A Kayalvizhi, Judge, III Additional Sessions Court, Chennai the counsel for the accused requested the court not to proceed in the case till the final order of the IT department. They also produced the order copy of the department and proof of a total amount of `1,99,93,061 being remitted as per the order.
Recording the proofs submitted, the judge adjourned the case to December 11 for further hearing.