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Case Name : ACIT Vs Dhariya Construction Co. (Supreme Court of India)
Appeal Number : Civil Appeal No. 9468 of 2003
Date of Judgement/Order : 16/02/2010
Related Assessment Year :
Courts : Supreme Court of India (991)

ACIT Vs Dhariya Construction Co. (Supreme Court)- The opinion of the DVO per se is not an information for the purposes of reopening assessment under section 147 of the Income-tax Act, 1961. The Assessing Officer has to apply his mind to the information, if any, collected and must form a belief thereon. 

Supreme Court of India

ACIT Vs Dhariya Construction Co.

Civil Appeal No. 9468 of 2003

S. H. Kapadia and Aftab Alam, JJ

16 February 2010

R. P. Bhatt, Sr. Adv., H. R. Rao, A K. Srivastava and B. V. Balaram Das, Advs. with him for the Appellant
Binu Tamta, Adv. for the Respondent

ORDER

Having examined the record, we find that in this case, the Department sought reopening of the assessment based on the opinion given by the District Valuation Officer (DVO). The opinion of the DVO per se is not an information for the purposes of reopening assessment under section 147 of the Income-tax Act, 1961. The Assessing Officer has to apply his mind to the information, if any, collected and must form a belief thereon. In the circumstances, there is no merit in the civil appeal. The Department was not entitled to reopen the assessment.

Civil appeal is, accordingly, dismissed. No order as to costs.

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