Shocked Supreme Court fines Commissioner Income Tax with fine of Rs 10 lakhs for misleading statement about pendency of a civil appeal
ABCAUS Case Law Citation:
ABCAUS 2495 (2018) 08 SC
The instant Special Leave Petition (SLP) was filed by the Commissioner of Income Tax, Ghaziabad after a delay of 596 days.
The Hon’ble Supreme Court was not convinced with inadequate explanation given for the delay in filing the petition.
Secondly, the Court was represented that a similar matter was pending before it. However, the Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that the said case had already been decided in 2012.
In other words, the petitioners have given a misleading statement before us, said the Court which was shocked to see that the Union of India through the Commissioner of Income Tax had taken the matter so casually.
In view of the inadequate explanation of delay of 596 days in filing the petition and a misleading statement about pendency of a similar civil appeal, the Hon’ble Supreme Court dismissed the petition but not before imposing a fine of Rs. 10 lacs to be paid to the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee within four weeks.
The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed that the amount shall be utilized for juvenile justice issues.