October 22, 2015 1:47:30 am
A Delhi court has summoned meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi’s wife to appear before it on November 27 as an accused in a case filed by the Income Tax department. Nasreen Moin Qureshi has been accused of furnishing false information about her foreign bank accounts to the IT department.
It has been alleged that Nasreen did not disclose having an account with JP Morgan Chase Bank in USA and had denied owning any assets in any foreign country. “…such deposits represent her undisclosed income, not offered to taxation in returns of income filed by her, thereby causing huge loss to revenue,” stated the IT department complaint.
“Perusal of complaint and materials available on record, prima facie, disclose commission of offence under Section 277 (false statement in verification) of the Income Tax Act and under Sections 181 (false statement on oath or affirmation to public servant or person authorised to administer an oath or affirmation), 177 (furnishing false information), 193 (punishment for false evidence), 196 (using evidence known to be false) of the IPC,” the court noted in its summon order.
In her statement to the IT department in April last year, Nasreen had said that her father, who lives in Pakistan, could have opened bank accounts in other countries before her marriage, and that no bank account was opened in her name in any foreign country after she got married to Qureshi and shifted to India.
The complaint, however, said Nasreen’s claim that the foreign bank account was opened by her father was found to be false and investigation has confirmed that she maintained an account with the bank in USA.
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