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Authorities from the GST seize evidence of fraudulent transactions worth Rs. 134 billion in Agra

<p>Authorities from the Central GST (CGST) and Central Excise in Agra recently discovered a large GST scam totaling an incredible Rs 134 crore. The inquiry turned up a sophisticated network of fictitious businesses that were using the Goods and Services Tax system for their own financial gain.</p>
<p>The swindle was carried out according to a well thought-out strategy by the con artists. Using the PAN and Aadhaar numbers of family members, acquaintances, and workers, they created fictitious businesses. They carried out fraudulent transactions and generated invoices for phony items via these made-up companies. The proceeds of these unlawful activities were subsequently transferred via personal current bank accounts in other people’s names.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-99018″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-considering-purchasing-an-apartment-before-selecting-a-floor-take-into-account-these-factors-download-2023-07-27t181803.855.jpg” alt=”” width=”1296″ height=”719″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-considering-purchasing-an-apartment-before-selecting-a-floor-take-into-account-these-factors-download-2023-07-27t181803.855.jpg 301w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/theindiaprint.com-considering-purchasing-an-apartment-before-selecting-a-floor-take-into-account-these-factors-download-2023-07-27t181803.855-150×83.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1296px) 100vw, 1296px” /></p>
<p>The authorities confiscated various offensive objects that were used as proof of the fraud throughout the inquiry. These materials included fake invoices with numerous companies’ letterheads printed on them, checkbooks, bank passbooks, rubber stamps, and cell phones. The detectives were able to understand the complex deceitful network because to this strong evidence.</p>
<p>The arrest of Akshay Goyal, the fraud’s mastermind, marked a significant turning point in the investigation. Goyal, who lives in Kamla Nagar and is from Bhairon Bazar, a town close to Belanganj Tikonia, acknowledged being a part of the complex program.</p>
<p>The fraudsters’ mode of operation was circular trade, which involves transferring Input Tax Credit (ITC) to many clients without really moving or supplying any products. The thieves used this method to fraudulently claim and use ITC without making any actual transactions or payments.</p>
<p>Iron scrap, cement, tiles, and marbles were among the many things used in the fraudsters’ fictitious transactions, which had a combined worth of more than Rs 755 crores. They were able to claim ineligible ITC worth over Rs 134 crore thanks to their unlawful actions, which resulted in considerable losses to the government coffers.</p>
<p>Another huge scam involving 461 shell and bogus firms was discovered during a search operation carried out by the Gurugram Zonal Unit of the Directorate General of GST Intelligence. These organizations were discovered to have distributed fake Input Tax Credits (ITC) totaling Rs 863 crore. This second finding underlined the widespread abuse of the GST system by dishonest people attempting to falsely claim tax advantages.</p>
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