|CORAM:||Madan B. Lokur J, Prafulla C. Pant J|
|SECTION(S):||5 of Limitation Act, 80HHC|
|CATCH WORDS:||Condonation of delay, delay, strictures|
|DATE:||January 16, 2017 (Date of pronouncement)|
|DATE:||May 22, 2017 (Date of publication)|
|FILE:||Click here to download the file in pdf format|
|Supreme Court issues strictures against the income-tax department stating that it is "extremely unhappy" with the delay of 3381 days in refiling the SLP and demands that "The concerned authorities need to wake up"|
Learned Solicitor General says that in view of the decision of this Court in ACG Associated Capsules (P) Ltd. v. Commissioner of Income Tax (Central-IV), Mumbai [(2012) 3 SCC 321], this petition be dismissed on merits.
We are extremely unhappy with the delay of 3381 days in refiling the special leave petition but make no other comment. The concerned authorities need to wake up.
The special leave petition is dismissed both on the ground of delay as also on merits.