The Delhi High Court ordered for a CBI probe in order to determine the source of an adjournment mail allegedly sent by the Income Tax Department to an assessee firm while cautioning initiation of action against either of the parties who have fabricated the same.
Owing to the gravity of the matter the bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Navin Chawla observed, “This Court may mention that it is constitutionally bound to ensure that citizens of this country who invoke the extraordinary jurisdiction of this Court are not intimidated by allegations of forgery and prosecution and that too by officials who do not exercise the duty of care by enquiring as to whether the email had been issued by another wing or Department of Revenue”
An email was received by the assessee firm namely Three C Homes Private Limited on 31st May from the Income Tax Department granting adjournment to the recipient. The said email was received from “[email protected]
An adjournment was pleaded by the petitioner firm in order to ask for time to submit a reply as its Resolution Professional could not access the records of the company owing to various lockdown restrictions imposed by the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The matter was adjourned to 14th June for further hearing by mode of an email, an assessment order was received by the Company on June 1 which was confronted in the petition.