SC dismisses plea of firm linked to Robert Vadra

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the plea of a firm linked to Robert Vadra against the income tax notice for reassessment of its 2010-11 land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan.
Vadra is the husband of Priyanka Gandhi and son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi.
The firm had moved the apex court seeking a halt of the probe, in which Vadra has been summoned by the I-T department to appear in person. Following the SC's directive, the probe into the firm, Sky Light Hospitality LLP, will now continue and Vadra, who is a director in the firm, will have to appear before the department, along with other directors of the company. Vadra had earlier refused to appear in person before the department.
The Supreme Court said it was satisfied with the reasons given by I-T officials justifying their probe. The court also agreed that it was not a case of political vendetta as has been claimed by certain quarters.
Earlier, in February, the Delhi High Court had dismissed the plea of the Delhi-based hospitality firm linked to Vadra challenging an I-T Department notice for re-assessment of its profits from land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan for the years 2010-11.

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