GUWAHATI, Jan 12: Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has termed the refusal of the Supreme Court for a SIT probe into bribery allegations against Prime Minister rendra Modi in the matter of the Sahara and Birla dairy matter ‘unfortute’, a press release said.
“The judgment passed in the petition filed by Prasant Bhusan is a clear departure from the basic principles of equality before law. This judgment instead of checking black money hoarders will only encourage black money hoarders to protect their illegitimate interest,” Gogoi said in a statement.
Gogoi further stated that following this judgment the morale of investigation agencies like Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate will be adversely affected.
He said that in a normal Income Tax raid loose papers containing such causal entries are usually the basis for a deeper investigation in tax evasion case.
“The entries in the Sahara and Birla dairies ought to have been treated on similar lines. The exoneration of the Sahara & Birla dairy by the Income Tax Settlement Commission has become more intriguing as Members of the Income Tax Commission were changed just days before the exoneration order and hence we all have doubts on it,” Gogoi said.