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127-I. Power of Settlement Commission to send a case back to the proper officer. - (1) The Settlement Commission may, if it is of opinion that any person who made an application for settlement under 127B has not co-operated with the Settlement Commission in the proceedings before it, send the case back to the proper officer who shall thereupon dispose of the case in accordance with the provisions of this Act as if no application under 127B had been made.
(2) For the purpose of sub- (1), the proper officer shall be entitled to use all the materials and other information produced by the assessee before the Settlement Commission or the results of the inquiry held or evidence recorded by the Settlement Commission in the course of the proceedings before it as if such materials, information, inquiry and evidence had been produced before such proper officer or held or recorded by him in the course of the proceedings before him.
(3) For the purposes of the time limit under 28 and for the purposes of interest under 28AA, in a case referred to in sub- (1), the period commencing on and from the date of the application to the Settlement Commission under 127B and ending with the date of receipt by the officer of customs of the order of the Settlement Commission sending the case back to the officer of customs shall be excluded.
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