RTI activist approach High Court against defaulters
Business houses in Jammu & Kashmir have a due of around Rs. 600 crore to be paid to the state government. Most of the dues belong to sales and commercial taxes of business firms, some of which are owned by politicians and their relatives.
It has been alleged that the firm-owners include the minister of state for Home Nasir Aslam Wani, daughter of Irrigation and Flood Control minister Arshi Taj and opposition leader Moulvi Iftikhar’s brother Amjad Abbas and son Imran Raza. The defaulter list includes some Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) also like Power Grid Corporation, BSNL and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation.
The information was disclosed by the Commissioner, Commercial Taxes department, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi in an Action Taken Report (ATR) before the division bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court during the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an RTI (Right to Information) activist Balvinder Singh.