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No coercive action against Cong over tax demand notices in view of LS polls: I-T Dept to SC


New Delhi, Apr 1: The Income Tax department on Monday told the Supreme Court that it will not take any coercive action against the Congress over the tax demand notices of approximately Rs 3,500 crore in view of the .

A bench of Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice Augustine George Masih recorded the statement of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the I-T department, that no precipitative action will be taken in the prevailing circumstances till the final adjudication of the matter.

The bench posted the Congress' plea against the tax demand notices for July.

At the outset, Mehta said, “I want to make a statement in this matter. The Congress is a political party and since elections are going on, we are not going to take any coercive action against the party.” The department is not commenting on the merit of the matter and all rights and contentions should be left open, he said.

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