I-T returns denied to disclose; ex CJI clarifies

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KG Balakrishnan
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 5: The Supreme Court of India permitted a petition to begin investigation in the property of the tainted relatives of former Chief Justice of India (CJI) KG Balakrishnan. Earlier, Balakrishnan rejected to disclose his Income Tax returns. Now, citing the court's order, the former CJI clarified his previous stand.

"I wrote to authorities not to disclose my I-T returns because it has my PAN number and bank account number. These details may be misused and that is the reason I wanted the authorities not to disclose my I-T returns, nobody would like to reveal personal details," claimed Balakrishnan in a recent statement.

The investigation into alleged disproportionate assets of Balakrishnan's relatives has been started by he Special Branch of the Kerala police.

Receiving the Supreme Court's permission, advocate petitioner M L Sharma has been asked to file the fresh affidavit detailing the acquisition of property by Justice Balakrishnan's kin during his tenure as CJI from 2007 to 2010.

During the court's hearing, advocate Sharma claimed that he had collected additional details and sought permission to file an affidavit against Balakrishnan's kins.

Recently, the officials of Income Tax department claimed to evidence to prove Balakrishnan's relatives' black money connection.

As far as Justice Balakrishanan is concerned, we can"t say anything. But his two sons-in-law and brother possess black money," stated regional director general of taxes ET Lukose.

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