Virender Kumar Sharma, New Delhi v. ITO WARD - 45(5), New Delhi

ITA 1818/DEL/2020 | 2009-2010
Pronouncement Date: 08-11-2021 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 181820114 RSA 2020
Assessee PAN AARPS3680B
Bench Delhi
Appeal Number ITA 1818/DEL/2020
Duration Of Justice 1 year(s) 5 day(s)
Appellant Virender Kumar Sharma, New Delhi
Respondent ITO WARD - 45(5), New Delhi
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 08-11-2021
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted SMC 2
Assessment Year 2009-2010
Appeal Filed On 03-11-2020
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL DELHI “SMC-2” BENCH: NEW DELHI (THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCING ) BEFORE SHRI KUL BHARAT JUDICIAL MEMBER ITA No.1818/Del/2020 [Assessment Year : 2009-10] Virender Kumar Sharma C-25 New Krishna Park Dholi Plao New Delhi-110018. PAN-AARPS3680B vs ITO Ward-45(5) New Delhi. APPELLANT RESPONDENT Appellant by Sh. Vinod Rawal FCA LLB Respondent by Sh. Om Prakash Sr.DR Date of Hearing 09.11.2021 Date of Pronouncement 09.11.2021 ORDER PER KUL BHARAT JM : This appeal filed by the assessee for the assessment year 2009-10 is directed against the order of Ld. CIT(A)-15 Delhi dated 15.01.2020. The assessee has raised following grounds of appeal:- 1. “The order of CIT(A) is bad in law and on facts. 2. The Ld. Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) has erred in laws and in facts in confirming the addition made by the Ld. Assessing Officer on account of cash deposits in the Punjab national bank amounting to Rs.21 08 000/-. 3. The assessee craves leave to add alter modify any grounds of appeal at the time of hearing.” [2. At the outset Ld. Counsel for the assessee submitted that the assessee was not provided sufficient opportunity to rebut the finding of the Assessing Officer. Ld. Counsel for the assessee submitted that the ITA No. 1818/Del/2020 Page | 2 additions have been sustained on the basis of whims & fancies. He further submitted that the evidences were considered by the authorities below. 3. Per contra Ld. Sr. DR supported the orders of the authorities below and the assessee was given sufficient opportunity to support his contentions. 4. I have heard the rival contentions and perused the material available on record. There is no dispute with regard to the fact that before the Assessing Officer it was stated that the amount of Rs.22.08 lacs was paid by the Legal Heirs jointly. The Assessing Officer has duly recorded the same which is reproduced as under:- 9.(C) “Keeping In view of the time barring nature of assessment proceedings notices u/s 133(6) of the Act dated 14.12.2016 were issued to Sh. Sandeep Gaur Sh. Deepak Gaur and Ms. Mala Sharma asking them to submit the date wise payment of the amount totaling to Rs.22.08 lacs paid in cash to Punjab National Bank Asset Recovery Branch Rajendra Place New Delhi during the relevant A.Y. 2009-10 with relevant documentary proof namely bank account statement cash book ledger a/c etc. and also copy of their PAN card and ITR for AY. 2009-10. However vide their reply dated 16.12.2016 received in this office on 19.12.2016 they have submitted the combined reply (but not the individual reply) saying that they have made payments to Rs.22.08 lacs to Punjab National Bank Asset Recovery Branch Rajendra Place New Delhi in the month of April 2008 on account of full and final settlement of loan account of MIs Virendra Industries and also submitted that Mr. Virender Kumar Sharma has facilitated the settlement on our behalf whereas the payments have been made by us. All these submissions of the Legal representative of Sh. Ajay Sharma cannot be relied upon since they have not submitted the date ITA No. 1818/Del/2020 Page | 3 wise payment details bank account statement details ledger ale cash book as asked for vide notices u/s 133(6) of the LT. Act dated 14.12.2016 and also as per para B. above they have never turned up for personal deposition in response to notice issued u/s 131 of the Act and have not submitted a single evidence of source of cash like bank account statement cash book ledger a/c for verification. Also Ms. Mala Sharma has submitted for the first time in response to notice u/s 133(6) and that too without any proof of payment of cash and without proper reply as asked for vide notice u/s 133(6) of the Act.” 5. From the above-mentioned finding it is clear that other Legal Heirs of the assessee duly owned up the amount. However the Ld.CIT(A) has decided the issue by observing as under:- 6. “Decision : This ground relates to the addition of Rs.21.08 lakhs u/s 69C of the I.T.Act. As regards the deposit of Rs.21.08 lakhs in the Punjab national bank the bank has clearly stated in their letter dated 05.11.2016 that the amount has been received from Shri Virender Kumar Sharma. As source of this 21.08 lakhs deposited. In the relevant financial year is not explained in any manner I do not find it appropriate to intervene with the assessing officer’s decision. The ground of appeal no.3 is therefore rejected.” 6. From the above it is evident that Ld.CIT(A) did not advert to the objection of the assessee. Therefore the impugned order is set aside and the ground of appeal is restored to file of Ld.CIT(A) to decide by way of a speaking order duly adverting to the objection of the assessee regarding the repayment of loan including the contribution of other Legal Heirs as well. Thus grounds raised by the assessee are allowed for statistical purposes. ITA No. 1818/Del/2020 Page | 4 7. In the result the appeal of the assessee is allowed for statistical purposes. Above decision was pronounced on conclusion of Virtual Hearing in the presence of both the parties on 09 th November 2021. Sd/- (KUL BHARAT) JUDICIAL MEMBER *Amit Kumar* Copy forwarded to: 1. Appellant 2. Respondent 3. CIT 4. CIT(Appeals) 5. 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