response to MANUSHI's expose of Rs 5500 Cr. NDTV-Chidambaram money laundering
scam, NDTV had at first sent MANUSHI a legal notice threatening a defamation
suit unless we apologized for exposing NDTV's role in the hawala scam. MANUSHI
refused to apologize or withdraw those charges because we had offered strong
documentary evidence of the unearthing of the scam by the Income Tax
Department. NDTV did not carry out its threat of taking us to court on charges
On 16th July, 2014 NDTV has again threatened to take MANUSHI to court and
reiterated that "Ms Kishwar didn't even try to provide any shred of
evidence whatsoever for this totally non-existent and imaginary
I am sharing below a letter sent to me by Mr. S.K. Gupta, advocate for S.K.
Srivastava, Commissioner of Income Tax providing incontrovertible evidence of
this money laundering racket by NDTV.
ADVOCATE S.K. GUPTA'S
Ms. Madhu Kishwar,
Manushi, New Delhi.
Sub: False, incorrect and misleading claims by M/s NDTV Ltd.
Under the instructions of and for and on behalf of my client Sri S.K.
Srivastava, IRS, Commissioner of Income Tax, R/o CRD II / 9, Pandara Park, New
Delhi-110003, with reference to Rs 5500/- Crores NDTV-Chidambaram money
laundering scam and the statement issued by M/s NDTV Ltd. on 16th July, 2014
claiming that there is no evidence of the same, it is stated that:
The claims made by M/s
NDTV Ltd. are false, incorrect and misleading. There is plethora of legal
evidence by way of Statutory Orders and Official Reports on money-laundering,
tax-evasion, etc., available with the Government.
Partial list of
Statutory Orders/Official Reports on money laundering, tax-evasion &
embezzlement of Govt. money by M/s NDTV Ltd. and its various associates that
includes the Govt. officers, are listed below:
Assessment Order dated
21.02.2014 passed by ACIT, Circle 13 (1), Delhi for A.Y. 2009-10 of M/s NDTV
Ltd. holds that M/s NDTV Ltd. has evaded tax of Rs. 450/- crores and concealed
income of approximately Rs. 903/- crores being “sham-transactions” with M/s GE
Corporation. Link to the Assessment Order: http://www.scribd.com/doc/220567075/
Order dated 28.03.2014 passed by DCIT, Circle 40 (1), Delhi, A.Y. 2006-07 of
Sri Abhisar Sharma; ex-employee of M/s NDTV Ltd. has laid bare undisclosed
expense/income of Rs. 43.3 lacs by him. Link to the Assessment Order: http://www.scribd.com/doc/215221673/.
Report of the Commissioner of Income Tax (Audit)-1 dated 25.03.2014 holds that
Ms. Sumana Sen, IRS, spouse of Sri Abhisar Sharma, an employee of M/s NDTV Ltd.
passed illegal Orders and issued unlawful refund of Rs. 1,46,82,836/- to M/s
NDTV Ltd. for the A.Y. 2004-05. Link to the Report: http://www.scribd.com/doc/221953407/
details and evidence of money-laundering, tax-evasion and defrauding of Public
Exchequer including bribe, etc. paid by M/s NDTV Ltd. to Govt. servants,
admissible in Court of law can be made available, if need be.