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The Commissioner Of Income Tax And Anr. v. M/S Kalia Sweet Supplier - INCOME TAX APPEAL No. 229 of 1999  RD-AH 17110 (3 October 2006)
Hon'ble R.K.Agrawal, J.
Hon'ble Vikram Nath, J.
The present appeal under Section 260-A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 has been filed by the Revenue against the order dated 27.10.1998 passed by the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal whereby the Tribunal has deleted the penalty of Rs.80,392/- imposed under Section 271(1)(c) of the Act.
We have heard Sri A.N.Mahajan, learned Standing Counsel for the petitioner, and Sri Rakesh Ranjan Agrawal, learned counsel appearing for the assessee. We have also perused the order of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. From a perusal of the order, we find that the penalty under Section 271(1)(c) of the Act has been deleted on the ground that there was some variations in the value of the stock hypothecated with the bank and as has been shown by the assessee before the Income Tax Officer. The Tribunal has recorded a finding that the Assessing Officer has brought no material to show as to whether the Bank Officer had carried out physical verification of stocks hypothecated with the Bank and if any such verification was done by the Bank Officer, what was the result of such physical verification. Further, it is also not clear from the assessment order as to whether the loan availed by the assessee was on hypothecation of stocks or loan was advanced on the basis of pledge. The stock statement furnished to the Bank was on an estimated basis and in view of divergent views in relation to sustainability of addition made under such facts and circumstances, no penalty is called for. The explanation submitted on behalf of the assessee raises preponderance of probabilities. In our opinion, the appeal do not give rise to any substantial question of law.
The appeal is dismissed in limine.
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