S.C : We are not inclined to interfere with the decision of the High Court merely because the case of the assessee was accepted as correct in the original assessment for this assessment year.

Supreme Court Of India

ESS Kay Engineering Co. (P) Ltd. vs. CIT

Section 147(a)

Asst. Year 1966-67

S.C. Sen & S.P. Kurdukar, JJ.

Civil Appeal No. 2577 of 1982

23rd July, 1997

Counsel Appeared

G.C. Sharma with Ms. Indu Goswami & Arvind Minocha, for the Appellant : B. Krishna Prasad, for the Respondent

ORDER

By the court :

This is a case of reopening. We have perused the documents. We find there was material on the basis of which the ITO could proceed to reopen the case, it is not a case of mere change of opinion. We are not inclined to interfere with the decision of the High Court merely because the case of the assessee was accepted as correct in the original assessment for this assessment year. It does not preclude the ITO to reopen the assessment of an earlier year on the basis of his findings of fact made on the basis of fresh materials in the course of assessment of the next assessment year. The appeal is dismissed. No order as to costs.

[Citation : 247 ITR 818]

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