The GST intelligence officials that carried out more than around 50 search operations in the last one month at many various premises of the pan masala and also cigarette manufacturing in Indore as well as detected tax evasion worth over around Rs 500 crore, as according to an official statement issued on Friday as well.
In order to the protect govt revenue, around of six immovable properties and also around 14 bank accounts have been provisionally attached as part of the investigation proceedings by the officials of the Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (i.e. DGGI) here as well.
“Operation Kark to the counter illicit sale of pan masala or tobacco or cigarettes as well, which was initiated on 30th May, that has till now detected the GST evasion of around of Rs 512 crore in last one year (that period), whereas about five people have been arrested regarding in this operation,” as the statement issued by an Additional Director General, DGGI, here said very well.
“A search by the officials of the central GST intelligence was conducted on 25th June 2020, at the premises of the supplier of the given filters used in the manufacture of the cigarettes by the Indore based firm,” as it told.
Investigations revealed that this unit had declared, on invoices, to have provided filters to around three dummy firms. Whereas the filters had been supplied to only one firm, which was searched by the officials, as the statement told.
One of the proprietors of the dummy firm was found to be an employee of a media organization run by the accused running those illegal units as well, as it told.
On 29th June, around three immovable properties located at Indore and also around nine bank accounts belonging to the accused as well as his associate companies involved in GST evasion were provisionally attached, as the statement told.
“As many as about 7 people which include directors of the companies (i.e. manufacturing cigarettes), transporters and also their representatives, key associates in the GST fraud are presently absconding or not appearing under the formal summons and are not cooperating with the legal proceedings,” as the DGGI told.