The instant petition was filed to quash the Notification no. 86/2013, on the ground that "Cyprus" ought not have been declared as notified jurisdictional area as Cyprus have never denied any information and they had been ready and willing to supply the information sought by the Government of India.
The High Court denied to quash the notification and made following observations:
1)Bare perusal of the notification would reveal that Cyprus had not been providing the information as requested by the Indian Authorities under the provisions of Exchange of Information Agreement, therefore, Government of India had decided to notify Cyprus as notified jurisdictional area under Section 94-A.
2)While exercising the writ jurisdiction ordinarily Court should not proceed to look into whether information sought by the Indian Authorities was declined by the Government of Cyprus or whether the Government of Cyprus was ready and willing to supply the information sought for by the Indian Authorities. Moreover, there seemed to be no valid reason to disbelieve the satisfaction so recorded by the Indian Authorities.
3)Thus, relief sought for by petitioner could not be granted. - EXPRO GULF LTD. V. UNION OF INDIA  53 taxmann.com 413 (Uttarakhand)