New Delhi: The Central GST Commissioner Office of West Delhi has detected a case of theft of GST through the manufacture and illegal supply of gutkha/pan masala/tobacco products without any registration and payment of fees. Based on a search in the production premises, it was found that gutkha/pan masala/tobacco products were being manufactured illegally in the premises, as evidenced by a warehouse, machines, raw materials, and manufactured products on the premises. About 65 workers were found working in an illegal factory. Gutkha’s refined products are being supplied in various states of India. These discoveries resulted in the seizure of refined gutkha and raw materials like lime, plain catechu, tobacco leaves, etc., valued at around Rs 4.14 crore.
A total tax evasion of Rs 831.72 crore has been estimated on the basis of evidence collected, confiscated stock and recorded confessional statements. Further investigation is underway.
A person, for violation of the provisions of section 132 (1) (a) and (h) of the CGST Act, 2017, which is punishable under section 132 (1) (i) of the said Act, section 132 (5) Under the cognizance and non-bailable, basis of being involved in the manufacture and supply of goods without any issuing invoice with the intention of evading tax, as well as transportation, removal, depositing, keeping, concealing, supplying or purchasing Has been arrested The accused person has been produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) of Patiala House Court on 02 January 2021 and has been remanded to 14 days judicial custody by the Metropolitan Magistrate. Further investigation is on to identify the prime conspirator in the case and recover the arrears of tax involved.
Delhi Zone has been making continuous efforts to stop evasion of GST, due to which tax evasion of Rs 4,327 crore has been detected in the current financial year and 15 people have been arrested in these cases.