Income Tax Department filed charge sheet against Captain Amarinder Singh
The Income Tax Department Department has filled a charge sheet against Punjab Congress Chief Capt Amarinder Singh and his son in a case of alleged untaxed foreign assets.
Officials says that the department filed the prosecution in a competent court in Ludhiana on Thursday. Charging him under Section 227 of the IT-Act(false statement in verification) and Section 176(omission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it), 177(furnishing wrong information),193( punishment for wrong evidence) and 199(false statement made in declarations which is by law receivable as evidence) of the IPC.
The department said Amarinder Singh had been “found to be beneficiary” of a trust and other properties owned and created his son Raninder in a foreign territory and when questioned, he had given a “false statement on oath”. It said Amarinder was “actively involved” in the creation of these trusts and foreign properties which was not disclosed to the department for the Tax purposes.The department has already filed a similar complaint against Raninder Singh.
The case came in limelight when the IT department received information about Raninder allegedly holding offshore account in Switzerland as a part of details received by the Central Board of Direct Taxes from its French counterparts in 2011.