Jaipur. The Jaipur unit of Directorate General of Goods and Service Tax Intelligence Rajasthan has busted a big gang involved in illegal manufacturing and selling of tobacco in the state. DGGI has unearthed illegal business worth Rs 729 crore by conducting raids in Gujarat, Delhi, NCR areas including Udaipur, Jaipur in Rajasthan. DGGI had started investigation of tobacco racket in Delhi, NCR and Gujarat on a tip-off. DGGI’s investigation has revealed that chewing tobacco is being supplied on a large scale from Rajasthan to many states including Delhi, Gujarat.
DGGI’s investigation has revealed that fake e-way bills have been generated for this supply. Large in supply of goods in fake e-way bills created from fake companies forgery Has been done. Fake numbers of vehicles have also been shown for supplying illegal goods worth Rs 729 crore without paying tax.
Goods being sold in fake companies
Revealed in the action of DGGI raids on the product manufacturing facilities of accused companies
It has happened that the original manufacturing firm was diverted to evade tax and do illegal business under the guise of the goods which were being sold by fake firms. The Jaipur unit of DGGI has caught two trucks belonging to the accused company in this case and investigated them thoroughly. Both these trucks were supplying goods without any e-way bill and challan. Both the trucks were supplying chewing tobacco to a firm based in Noida.
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The owners of the companies, who have committed fraud on the goods filled in these two trucks, have also deposited the theft of revenue of one crore rupees to the DGGI. In the investigation conducted by the department, it has been revealed that some firms were displayed in Gujarat and Delhi NCR. These were firms built only on paper. The department did not find any existence of these firms, but the raw tobacco was being supplied on a large scale between these firms by the owners of the tobacco manufacturing company and then shipped elsewhere. In addition, several raw tobacco suppliers were identified who admitted to the DGGI that they were secretly involved in the supply of raw tobacco, which was then being taken to Delhi NCR in the name of fake firms.
DGGI issued summons
The employees of the transport company have admitted that they are in the name of fake firms.
Involved in the transportation of raw tobacco. A person who was instrumental in the secret supply of raw tobacco has been arrested. Besides, searches were also conducted at the business premises of the construction firm in Noida. Summons have been issued by DGGI to the main people involved in this racket.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 01, 2022, 19:14 IST