The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh today challenged the impugned order passed against him by the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) Chandigarh by filing an appeal before Himachal Pradesh High Court (HC) against the ITAT order passed on Dec 08, 2016. The Counsel for Chief Minister told media persons that the appeal is likely to come for hearing before Vocation Judge of Himachal Pradesh High Court on Mar 9, 2017.
Mr. Singh have challenged the orders stating that he was aggrieved by its findings by the Tribunal. The matter was taken up for hearing by the Court and after being satisfied by the arguments made by the Counsel for the Chief Minister, the Court issued notice to the Income Tax Authorities.
The Court has directed the Tax authorities to file a reply to the Appeal and also directed that no assessment order be could be passed by the Authorities that any assessment action taken by the Authorities would be subject to final outcome of the Appeal. The Counsel claimed that the Court restrained the Authorities from passing any final order against the Chief Minister. Earlier the Income Tax Tribunal, Chandigarh, had dismissed the appeal of the Chief Minister where he had challenged the reassessment of his income tax returns by the Authorities.