Controversial businessman Moin Akhtar Qureshi’s Pakistani-origin wife has been summoned as an accused by a court here for allegedly giving false information to Income Tax Department about her foreign bank accounts.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh summoned Nasreen Moin Qureshi as accused and directed her to appear before the court on November 27.
“Perusal of complaint and materials available on record, prima facie, disclose commission of offence under Section 277 (false statement in verification) of the Income Tax Act and under Sections 181 (false statement on oath or affirmation to public servant or person authorised to administer an oath or affirmation), 177 (furnishing false information), 193 (punishment for false evidence), 196 (using evidence known to be false) of the IPC,” the court said.
“Issue summons to the accused on steps to be taken by the complainant (income tax officer),” the court said.
In the complaint filed by Assistant Director of Income Tax Nair Reshma Raghunathan, it was alleged that a search was carried out by the Income Tax (IT) Department in the case of Nasreen and other connected cases of AMQ Group on February 15 last year.
In her preliminary statement, Nasreen has stated on oath that she was having only one bank account of HSBC and she denied owning any assets in any foreign country, it said.
“Evidence clearly showed that Nasreen Moin Qureshi has not disclosed deposits in JP Morgan Chase Bank in USA for income tax and such deposits represent her undisclosed income, not offered to taxation in returns of income filed by her thereby causing huge loss to revenue,” the IT department said.
It alleged that the meat exporter’s wife had made false statement in verification in her returns of income filed for the relevant period.
( Source – PTI )