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Jan 03, 2021
4:17PM

GST officers arrest one for duty evasion of around Rs 831 crore

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The Central GST Delhi West Commissionerate has unearthed evasion of GST by way of manufacture and clandestine supply of gutkha, pan masala and tobacco products without any registration and payment of duty. On basis of the search at the premise of manufacture, it was found that illegal manufacturing of Gutkha and tobacco product was going on. Around 65 labourers were found working at the illegal factory. The finished product of gutkha is being supplied to various states in the country.
 
Finance Ministry said, the searches resulted in seizure of finished gutkha and raw materials such as chuna, sada kattha and tobacco leaves valued at over four crore rupees. On the basis of evidence gathered, stocks seized and confessional statements recorded, the total duty evasion is estimated to be around 831 crore rupees. One person has been arrested in the matter on the basis of his involvement in the manufacture and supply of goods without issue of any invoice with the intention to evade tax. The Ministry said, Delhi Zone has been making sustained efforts to check evasion of GST, leading to detection of over four thousand three hundred crore rupees in the current Financial Year and 15 persons have been arrested in these matters.
 

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