New Delhi: Gurugram unit of Directorate General of GST Intelligence has arrested two gang members Vikas and Manish on charges of running fake invoice gangs. Both of them committed fraud of Rs 690 crore in the treasury by issuing fake GST invoices of Rs 4,800 crore.
Both the accused hail from Sirsa in Haryana and had fled to Nepal to avoid being caught in the case and to continue their fraudulent work. On getting the clues, they were caught and many fake documents and many laptops, smart phones, debit cards, information of PAN and Aadhaar cards of many people and many notary stamps were recovered from them. Both the accused have been arrested and sent to judicial custody. A lot of data recovered from them is being analyzed and the involvement of other people and companies in this case cannot be ruled out. This entire scam was carried out through a number of state-of-the-art apps and messaging services that do not require direct calling. It seems that he also had active support of other criminals living in different parts of the country.
The current arrest comes under a case in which DGGI, GZU has earlier arrested a person, Mr. Kabir Kumar, from the airport while he was preparing to flee the city. He was arrested in a Rs 527 crore ITC fraud case.
Based on the available evidence and recorded statements, it has been found that hundreds of fake companies have been formed on the basis of PAN and Aadhaar cards of many unknown people in the country. The figures of these people are kept by a different syndicate. It is learned that these fake companies had prepared fake invoices worth Rs 4814 crore. Therefore, these accused were arrested on 08.03.2021 and presented before the duty magistrate. Who gave him 14 days of judicial custody.