GST billing racket of Rs100 cr busted in Saurashtra

State Goods and Services Department (SGST) in Ahmedabad on Tuesday said that it has unearthed Rs 100 crore worth of fake billing racket from Gondal town in Saurashtra. Accordingly, a handful of persons have been operating multiple GST numbers from some identical localities. The main mastermind of the scam is absconding, said sources. State GST department said in a statement that significant amount of documents revealing unaccounted transactions were seized during raids at Gundala road in Gondal. Based on these seizures, the department conducted raids at multiple locations in Gondal, Rajkot, Morbi, Gandhidham and Mundra.

Searches were carried out for 49 GSTN or VAT-TIN numbers as well as four transporters. It was found out that eight companies were registered from a single location 14 — New APMC Gondal. We found out that Rs 100 crore worth of e-Way Bills were generated through a registration number of Messrs Aiyar Enterprises. The TIN numbers were located in Mundra, based on which searches were conducted at these locations. However, Chudamani Aiyar, in whose name registration was done was not found, said the statement. Sources said that above companies were found to be operated by a couple of persons only. The department has initiated the inquiry and is trying to find out the violations.

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