Relief for DK Shivakumar as Karnataka HC dismisses I-T department’s pleas | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: In a relief to KPCC chief DK Shivakumar, the Karnataka high court on Monday dismissed three criminal revision petitions filed by the income tax department against him.
Justice John Michael Cunha dismissed the petitions, citing that no interference is called for.
The IT department had challenged the February 28, 2019 order passed by a special court for elected representatives, discharging Shivakumar in three cases registered by the department.
Apart from offences under the income tax Act, Shivakumar was charged under Section 201 of IPC (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) in one case, for allegedly tearing a sheet of paper during an IT raid a couple of years ago. Citing various SC verdicts, the department had claimed that interference by the special court was unwarranted and that the cases should progress.
Shivakumar had sought discharge from the cases on grounds that the department couldn’t have launched prosecution against him even before culmination of assessment proceedings for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18

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