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Income tax department seizes property of Geelani located in Delhi

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Apr 1 2019 4:40PM
Income tax department seizes property of Geelani located in Delhi
New Delhi, April.1 (HS): Income Tax department has seized the house belonging to Jammu Kashmir separatist leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani for being defaulter in paying tax worth Rs.362,62,160. But the case of defaulter is related to Jammu-Kashmir and the house is located in Malvya Nagar of New Delhi. It is worth mentioning that Syed that the property, located in south Delhi''s Malviya Nagar area has been sealed after he allegedly "failing" to pay income tax for assessment years 1996-97 to 2001-02, as per an order accessed by Hindusthan Samachar. The department has undertaken the action under section 222 of the I-T Act (assessee deemed in default of tax payment) and it has "prohibited and restrained" the Hurriyat Conference leader from transferring the property. The TRO is an enforcement action taking arm of the tax department and it deals with cases of willful defaulters. The authority is empowered to attach an asset and subsequently auction it to realise the tax dues. Last month, the Enforcement Directorate had levied a penalty of Rs. 14.40 lakh on Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a 17-year-old case of illegal possession of foreign currency. Hindusthan Samachar/Pramod
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