Calcutta High Court

Prosecution under PMLA cannot be dropped for Acquittal by ICAI Disciplinary Committee

Mahesh Agarwalla Vs Assistant Director, (Calcutta High Court)

The findings of the Disciplinary Committee by no stretch of imagination can be said to be binding on the criminal court where the accusation is to be proved on the basis of evidence adduced before it in accordance with law. Moreover, the findings do not render the substratum of accusation of conspiracy between the petitioner and the other...

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Finding Fact of Settlement Commission is not Open to Judicial Review

ABC Dubash Mining & Anr. Vs. The Income Tax Settlement Commission & Ors. (Calcutta High Court)

A finding of fact made by the Settlement Commission is not open to judicial review unless it is established that, such finding of fact suffers from perversity or is vitiated due to bias or malice. None of the grounds known to law to upset a finding of fact returned by a Settlement Commission has been substantiated in the facts of the pres...

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WEF 15-12-2016 High court lost jurisdiction to hear Company Law petitions

Prasanta Kumar Mitra & Ors. Vs India Steam Laundry P. Ltd. & Ors. (Calcutta High Court)

Matter related to transitional provisions under section 68 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 1988, which bestowed jurisdiction to hear the case only on High Court, however, as in the case in point, the issue was transferred to NCLT under the 2013 Act, the NCLT would have jurisdiction, even though the amended section 68 had not been actual...

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Finding of incriminating material during search of third party is a pre-requisite for exercise of power U/s. 153C r.w. section 153A

CIT Vs Veerprabhu Marketing Ltd. (Calcutta High Court)

Materials such as books of account, documents or valuable assets found during a search should belong to a third party which would lead to an inference of undisclosed income of such third party. Such an inference should be recorded by the Assessing Officer having jurisdiction over the searched persons and communicated to the Assessing Offi...

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Calcutta Municipality cannot levy License Fee for Hoardings / Glow Signs

Vodafone Mobile Services Limited & Anr. Vs. The Kolkata Municipa l Corporation & Ors (Calcutta High Court)

The Corporation authorities have contended that, they have a policy guidelines of display of advertisement within the Kolkata Metropolitan area. Under such policy guidelines, the authorities are to look at the desirability of the content of the advertisement in the hoardings or glow signs. They are also to look at whether the hoardings or...

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Interest Income waived is not taxable or will not form part of income

M/s. Shivlaxmi Exports Ltd. Vs Commissioner of Income Tax (Calcutta High Court)

In Shiva Laxmi Exports Ltd Vs CIT, the division bench of the Calcutta High Court held that interest income could not said to have had accrued when the same was waived by the Company by passing a resolution. While deleting the addition made in respect of the said income, the bench clarified that such income is excludable from the levy of i...

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Bogus share capital: Source of source relevant even for period before amendment to section 68

Pragati Financial Management Pvt. Ltd Vs CIT (Calcutta High Court)

Main thrust of the appellant’s case is that the provisions of Section 68 of the Act as amended could not be given retrospective operation and if that position of law was accepted, then it was not open to the C.I.T. to direct an enquiry to ascertain the source and genuineness of the sums being projected by the appellants as capital recei...

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Prisoners too have fundamental Right to Trade and Profession: HC

Soma Saha Sen Vs State of West Bengal & Ors. (Calcutta High Court)

Right to carry on trade and profession including right to convey property in course of such business is an essential fundamental right enshrined under Article 19(i)(g) of the Constitution of India and the same do not stand eclipsed by the continuing incarceration of a prisoner....

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Refund Seized Money in New Currency Notes: HC to IT Dept.

Union of India & Anr. Vs. State of West Bengal & Ors. (Calcutta High Court)

Extinguishment of liability of the Reserve Bank in respect of any specified currency note under section 3 of the Act of 2017 is subject to a direction issued by a Court of law permitting a person to hold on to specified currency notes in connection with a pending proceeding and the Bank cannot deny its liability in such cases if the said ...

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NI Act: Order Imprisoning for Default to Pay Compensation Appealable

P.S. Mitra Partha Sarathi Mitra Vs Manor Travels Private Limited and Another (Calcutta High Court)

The short question which falls for decision in this case is whether a judgment and order of conviction and sentence of imprisonment till the rising of the Court and an order of compensation imposed under Section 357(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure with a direction to undergo imprisonment in default of payment of such compensation is ...

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