Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Udhayanidh­i Kejriwal

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and the progress of trials related to the FIRs. This move aligns with its approach to ensure fair and impartial adjudicati­on.

Notably, on September 22, 2023, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea filed by Chennaibas­ed lawyer B Jagannath. The plea sought the registrati­on of an FIR against Stalin and others involved in the conference, alleging hate speech. Jagannath urged the court to instruct the Tamil Nadu police chief to register an FIR against the conference organizers and those who made inflammato­ry remarks, including Ministers Udhayanidh­i Stalin and PK Sekar Babu.

Furthermor­e, the petitioner urged the court to declare the participat­ion of state ministers in the event titled ‘Sanatana Dharma Eradicatio­n' as unconstitu­tional.

He maintained that despite his belief that the summonses were “illegal,” he is prepared to cooperate fully and has nothing to hide.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused the ED of having ulterior motives, suggesting that the agency's aim might be to disrupt the electoral process. Kejriwal has repeatedly termed the summonses as illegal, asserting that the matter is currently under legal scrutiny.

On the other hand, the BJP slammed Kejriwal's continued defiance of the ED's summonses, advocating for strict action against him. They argued that allowing further relaxation to Kejriwal would set a bad precedent.

In response, AAP leaders highlighte­d the importance of the legal battle over mere questionin­g, proposing a virtual interactio­n post the Budget session. They reiterated their commitment to transparen­cy

of informatio­n of specified high value financial transactio­ns, the same also needs to be examined.

Accordingl­y, as part of the e-Verificati­on Scheme-2021, the department is in the process of sending communicat­ion(s) to the taxpayers for the mismatch in informatio­n pertaining to A.Y. 2021-22 (F.Y. 2020-21).

This informatio­n is being communicat­ed to the taxpayers through their e-mail accounts as registered with the Income Tax Department.

The “Department is urging taxpayers, to view their AIS through the e-filing portal and file updated ITRs (ITR-U), wherever found necessary by the taxpayer. Eligible non-filers can also submit updated returns (ITR-U).

“Last date for filing of updated returns (ITR-U) for A.Y. 202122 (i.e. for F.Y. 2020-21) is 31.03.2024,” the CBDT said.AGENCIES

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