Chi­dambaram kin needn’t ap­pear be­fore court till Nov 2

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE - —PTI

Chen­nai: The Madras High Court on Fri­day ex­tended an in­terim order dis­pens­ing with the ap­pear­ance of former Union min­is­ter P Chi­dambaram’s fam­ily mem­bers be­fore a spe­cial court in Chen­nai till Novem­ber 2 in a case of ‘non-dis­clo­sure’ of for­eign as­sets filed against them by the I-T de­part­ment.

A divi­sion bench of Jus­tices S Maniku­mar and Subra­mo­nium Prasad, has al­ready re­served its order on the main ap­peals moved by

Chi­dambaram’s wife, son and daugh­ter-in-law, chal­leng­ing the pros­e­cu­tion ini­ti­ated against them by the In­come Tax de­part­ment un­der the Black Money Act.

On Septem­ber 14, the court in an in­terim order dis­pensed

with the ap­pear­ance of Chi­dambaram’s wife Nalini, his son, Karti and daugh­ter-in­law Srinidhi be­fore the spe­cial court for eco­nomic of­fences cases, Eg­more till Oc­to­ber 12.

With the in­terim order com­ing to an end Fri­day, it was ex­tended up to Novem­ber 2.

The is­sue per­tains to al­leged non-dis­clo­sure of over­seas as­sets and bank accounts held by the trio.

Ac­cord­ing to I-T de­part­ment, the three failed to dis­close a prop­erty they jointly own in Cam­bridge, worth Rs 5.37 crore, which amounted to an of­fence un­der the Black Money (Undis­closed For­eign In­come and As­sets) and Im­po­si­tion of Tax Act.

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P Chi­dambaram and his son Karthi

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