North Gazette News/ Shimla
Himachal High Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement on the petitions of the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members challenging transfer the cases relating to investigations into their income tax returns.
A Division Bench comprising the Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed these orders after hearing arguments of both the parties.
Virbhadra Singh and his family members. Sh. Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh, son Vikramaditya Singh, daughter Aparajita Kumari, one Anand Chauhan (Caretaker of Virbhadra Singh’s orchards), Chunni Lal Chauhan (Proprietor of M/s Universal Apples) had challenged the orders of the Income Tax Commissioner to transfer their cases on the ground of conducting coordinated and joint investigation in all cases.
They have stated that the coordinated and joint investigation of all cases can be done in Shimla also and there is no need to transfer the cases to Chandigarh as this will only result in harassment to them.
The High Court had earlier dismissed the preliminary objections of the Income Tax department against the petitions of Virbhadra Singh and his family members.