The Income Tax Department has attached a house in Delhi in connection with a tax evasion of Rs 3.62 crore against fundamentalist Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. This flat is located in Malviya Nagar of South Delhi and sealed by Department’s Tax Recovery Officer (TRO) because of not filling income tax between 1996-97 and 2001-02.
#Delhi: Office of the Tax Recovery Officer attaches Kashmiri Separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani's Khirki Extension, Malviya Nagar property. Prohibits him from transferring the property as he has failed to pay Rs 3,62,62,160. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/wVbUXWUDn8— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2019
According to this, the department took this action under Section 222 of the Income Tax Act and under this, the Hurriyat Conference can’t transfer of property. An order was issued by the department on March 29. TRO is the enforcement action branch of the Income Tax Department and it deals with cases of willful non-repayment. The officials can confiscate the property for payment of arrears and can also auction them further.
Enforcement Directorate had imposed a fine of 14.40 lakh rupees on last month in a 17-year-old case of illegally placing 10 thousand US dollars in violation of the Foreign Exchange Act.
According to the orders of the Enforcement Directorate issued on March 20 under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), the Directorate had confiscated foreign exchange equal to the value of nearly Rs 6.90 lakhs. This currency was recovered during the Income Tax raids at the house of Geelani, located in Hyderpura area of Srinagar in 2002.