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CGST Commissionerate Mumbai West busts Rs 10.61 Crores fake GST invoice racket

Posted On: 28 JUL 2022 2:20PM by PIB Mumbai

Mumbai, 28 July 2022

 

The officers of Anti-Evasion wing of CGST Commissionerate Mumbai West of Mumbai Zone have unearthed a fake Input Tax Credit (ITC) Network of Rs 10.61 Crores involving bogus invoices of more than Rs 76 Crores and arrested the Proprietor of a Malad based company for GST fraud.

Acting on a tip off received, an investigation was initiated against M/s Sanghvi Traders which revealed that fake Input Tax Credit (ITC) of Rs.10.61 Crore was availed and passed on without actual receipt or supply of goods, in gross violation of provisions of the CGST Act, 2017. For this fraud, bogus invoices of more than Rs. 76 Crores were issued.

During investigation, statement of the proprietor of this company was recorded, wherein he admitted his role in this GST fraud. He was arrested on 27.07.2022 under Section 69 of CGST Act, 2017 for contravention of Section 132 of the CGST Act, 2017. He was produced before the Hon’ble Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Esplanade on 27.07.2022. The Magistrate has remanded him to judicial custody for 14 days.

The officers of Mumbai Zone are using data analysis and network analysis tools to identify potential fraudsters. This case is a part of special drive launched by the CGST Mumbai Zone against the fraudsters and fake ITC network dealers, who have been causing un-healthy competition for the honest taxpayers. 

During the financial year 2021-22, the CGST Mumbai West Commissionerate has detected GST evasion of Rs. 603.88 Crores, recovered Rs. 68.21 Crores and arrested 7 tax evaders. CGST Mumbai West Commissionerate will intensify the drive against the fraudsters and fake entities, engaged in availing and passing of fake ITC, in the coming days.

 

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(Source: CGST Commissionerate Mumbai West)

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