'Vested interests': TS HC asks petitioner who wanted probe into Alair MLA's assets to disclose IT details

A division bench of Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice N. Tukaramji heard the writ petition filed by social worker Bodusu Mahesh against Gongidi Sunitha.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  12 Jan 2023 4:51 AM GMT
Vested interests: TS HC asks petitioner who wanted probe into Alair MLAs assets to disclose IT details

Telangana High Court asked a man to disclose IT details after he filed a petition against Alair MLA Gongidi Sunitha alleging that she has amassed assets disproportionate to her income.

A division bench of Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice N. Tukaramji heard the writ petition filed by social worker Bodusu Mahesh against Gongidi Sunitha.

The petitioner alleged that Gongidi Sunitha, MLA, is having disproportionate assets. He said despite giving representations to the ECI, TS Chief Electoral Officer, Secretary TS Legislative Assembly, and Commissioner Income Tax Department, no action has been taken.

The petitioner contended in the plea that Gongidi Sunitha has wrongly mentioned property details in the election papers.

Bodusu Mahesh requested the Court to direct the Central Government to take necessary action against Gongidi Sunitha and order an investigation into her Benami properties.

Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan after going through the plea asked what is the occupation of the Petitioner and in what way he is aggrieved.

Counsel for the petitioner V. Krishna Swaroop informed the Court that he is a social worker and wants to bring out the hidden facts, which MLA Gongidi Sunitha falsely claims in the election papers.

The court asked that there may be some vested interests behind the petition. "Is the Petitioner an IT returnee?" the court asked.

Counsel replied that the petitioner is an IT returnee.

CJ Bhuyan directed the petitioner to file an affidavit disclosing the IT details in the next hearing. The court will then decide whether the plea is maintainable or not

Later the matter was adjourned for 4 weeks.

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