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GST evasion of more than 300 crores on pan masala and tobacco products revealed: DGGI

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GST evasion of more than 300 crores on pan masala and tobacco products revealed: DGGI

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GST evasion of more than 300 crores on pan masala and tobacco products revealed: DGGI

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Directorate General of products and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGI) told an area court on Monday that it found clues against an industrialist for alleged involvement within the alleged GST theft of quite Rs 300 crore through illegal trade of pan masala and tobacco products Huh. A Pakistani citizen and three other local people have already been arrested during this case.

After the completion of DGGI custody of local industrialist Kishore Wadhwani, who was among the accused within the case, he was presented before the primary class judicial magistrate Brijesh Singh under strict security arrangements.

In an application submitted by the Central Investigation Agency to the court, Wadhwani was described because of the ‘main conspirator’ within the case and therefore the ‘main beneficiary’ of the illegal proceeds of evasion. alongside this, it’s been said that the investigation thus far has revealed that GST worth quite Rs 300 crore has been stolen through illegal trade of pan masala and tobacco products by making false documents under conspiracy by the accused. it had been also said within the application, “There may be a possibility of accelerating the quantity of GST theft in the further investigation within the case.”

The special prosecutor of DGGI Chandan Aran pleaded with the court that Wadhwani be sent to jail in judicial custody insight of the investigation within the case. Otherwise, he may misuse his influence to make scrutiny and flee to Dubai as he holds a United Arab Emirates (UAE) residence visa.

The court approved the DGGI application after hearing the arguments of both the edges also as seeing the case diary and sent Wadhwani under judicial custody till June 30.

Significantly, DGGI arrested Wadhwani from a hotel in Mumbai on 15 June as a part of ‘Operation Cancer’ associated with the revelations of mass-theft of GST. Pakistani national Sanjay Mata and three locals – Vijay Kumar Nair, Ashok Kumar Daga, and Amit Kumar Bothra, who have taken refuge in Indore alongside their families, have already been arrested within the GST theft case. These four accused are already in jail under judicial custody.

The DGGI has recently exposed GST theft through illegal manufacture, smuggling, and sale of pan masala and cigarette tobacco products in raids at several locations in Indore and Ujjain.

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