Provisions of Section 271-D and 271-E of the Income Tax Act were invoked after six months of limitation and, therefore, such penalty could not have been imposed
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Commissioner of Income-tax, Bikaner
Hissaria Brothers, Hanumangarh Jn.
CIVIL APPEAL NO. 5254 OF 2008
AUGUST 22, 2016
Arijit Prasad, Ms. Gargi Khanna and Mrs. Anil Katiyar, Advs. for the Appellant. Ms. Geetanjali Mohan, Adv. for the Respondent.
1. On perusing the judgment of the High Court, it is found that penalty imposed on the respondent herein was also set aside on the ground that the provisions of Section 271-D and 271-E of the Income Tax Act were invoked after six months of limitation and, therefore, such penalty could not have been imposed. Since the outcome of the judgment of the High Court can be sustained on this aspect alone, it is not even necessary to go into other aspects. Leaving the other questions of law open, the appeal is dismissed. There shall be no order as to costs.
2. Pending application, if any, stands disposed of.
1. The appeal is dismissed in terms of the signed order.