HC refuses to stay income tax probe against Young India

File photo of Congress leader sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

File photo of Congress leader sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

The Delhi High Court today declined to stay the income tax proceedings against Young India Ltd in the National Herald case, which involves Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Chander Shekhar asked the company to approach the Income Tax assessing officer, after which the firm withdrew its petition.

The court then dismissed the plea as it was withdrawn.

Young India had approached the high court seeking a direction to stay the IT proceedings and quashing of notices against it with regard to the National Herald misappropriation of assets case.

The company was issued notices regarding the assessment year 2011-12.