Conviction of Romesh Sharma upheld in tax evasion case
New Delhi: A Delhi Court has upheld the
conviction and two year imprisonment of Romesh Sharma, an
alleged henchman of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, in an
income tax evasion case which was to the tune of Rs 8.5
"Keeping in view that Sharma had wilfully evaded to
pay the tax and he has committed the offence under income tax
Act, I am not inclined to take lenient view against him by
imposing fine or releasing him on probation," Additional
Sessions Judge Nivedita Anil Sharma said.
The court also refused to substitute the sentence with
fine or grant probation to Sharma, saying, "a substantive
sentence is required to be imposed upon the accused so as to
set an example for the others who might also venture on the
same forbidden path."
Sharma had filed an appeal against the March 31, 2008
judgement of the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
(ACMM) who had held him guilty for the offence under Income
He was sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment
and Rs one lakh fine by the ACMM.
The court noted that Sharma had moved an application
before the income tax authorities for compounding of offence
but subsequently failed to make any payment, which shows that
he had no intention to pay tax.
He was arrested in 1998 from New Delhi.
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