First set of false affidavits sent by ECI. The Election Commission of India (ECI) sent the principal collection of more than 10 supposedly false affidavits that were presented by nominee to the Central Board of Direct Taxes to check the validity of the advantages and liabilities expressed in the records.
A senior ECI official in his declaration insisted that under ten cases have been registered with CBDT. He incorporated that while complaints with various cases and blames are lodged with ECI, every one needn’t bother with a reference to CBDT. The ECI envisions that such cases require close test from the CBDT and have in like manner planned a report for the identical. Moves will be made dependent on CBDT’S examination. The ECI has arranged a report from the CBDT inside a month.
The vast majority of the cases are supposed to be from the oaths recorded during 2019 Lok Sabha decisions and post Lok Sabha races. This progression comes two months post the survey board said it would alter the issue of false sworn statements “unequivocally”. Presently, objections of false oath statement are enrolled in court under segment 125A of the portrayal of individuals act, 1951.The ECI has now come forward and “acknowledged complaints which include serious negligence on the part of the candidate and refer such matters to appropriate investigating authorities on a case to case basis. “
If the CBI investigation of the affidavits also establishes that the information filed by a candidate is false, the ECI plans to ask its field officers to file an FIR against the candidate.
It says, candidates must disclose their assets and liabilities, educational qualifications and criminal records in affidavits when they file nominations.
Supreme Court has made clear in its judgments that the truth shall prevail in all cases everytime.