BENGALURU: In an enormous aid for KPCC president DK Shivakumar, the Karnataka High Court on Monday upheld the orders handed by the Special Court discharging him from the circumstances of tax evasion and destruction of proof.
Justice John Michael Cunha pronounced the judgement dismissing the appeals filed by the Income Tax Department against the discharge of Shivakumar from all of the three circumstances.
The Income Tax Department had filed three legal revision petitions against three separate orders handed by the Special Court, completely established to strive legal circumstances against MPs/MLAs in town, in February 2019.
The Income Tax Department filed three complaints against Shivakumar for allegedly evading tax to the tune of Rs 3.14 crore, 2.56 crore and seven.08 crore for the evaluation 12 months 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18, respectively.
When a search was carried out by the Income Tax Department on August 2, 2017 at varied premises, Shivakumar was at Eagleton Resort on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway, close to Bidadi.
On seeing the I-T sleuths, Shivakumar allegedly tore a bit of paper and the identical was handled as an try to destroy proof. Later, it was discovered that he evaded tax.
Hearing the pleas of Shivakumar against the complaints, the Special Court discharged him from all three circumstances.
Challenging the identical, the Income Tax division moved the High Court, submitting legal revision petitions.