A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta was hearing an appeal of the NGO challenging the November 8 order of last year of the Delhi High Court.

By Ananthakrishnan G

There is “a concerted effort by foreign entities in funding Indian NGOs/Trusts in order to stall the public projects and affect the economic interests of India”, the Income Tax Department told the Supreme Court while opposing the plea by NGO Environics Trust challenging the notice issued to it by the department for reassessment of tax returns.

In an affidavit filed before the top court, the I-T department said its investigation wing had initiated a survey against the NGO on September 7, 2022 and “after analysing the material and based on independent application of mind to the evidence, it was found that” its “activities are neither genuine nor being carried out as per the objects of the Trust”.

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