HC issues notice to TN govt on Nokia petition
Mar 28 2014 , Chennai
When the matter came up before Justice B Rajendran, state Advocate General A L Somayaji opposed granting any interim order to the petitioner.
The Advocate General submitted that under Section 27(4) of the VAT, there was no need to issue prior notice to the company, an issue being raised by the petitioner.
Justice Rajendran ordered notice and adjourned the hearing to April one.
The state government had issued a Rs 2,400 crore notice to Nokia saying the company had been selling the products produced from Chennai plant to the domestic market, instead of shipping them overseas.
Nokia management had responded to the notice, saying that it was a "baseless" claim by the Sale Tax Department.