DGGI arrests two CAs for preparing fake bills to evade GST payments
Jaipur: Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) has arrested two more charted accountants (CAs) for preparing fake bills and helping some businessmen evade taxes. The two accused CAs allegedly evaded taxes to the tune of Rs 8 crore. Both were produced in a court that remanded them in judicial custody.
The Jaipur unit of DGGI arrested two CAs, identified as Anoop Asopa and Sameer Choudhary. Both were produced in the special court for economic offenses on Wednesday. The special public prosecutor RN Yadav told the court that the duo had set up three bogus firms and used them to prepare fake bills without buying or selling goods. They sold the bills to some traders in Kishangarh for getting Input Tax Credit.
It has come up during preliminary investigation that the payment of a total GST amount of Rs 7.85 crore was evaded with the help of these fake bills.
Further investigation is going on.
Jodhpur State Tax Department had in December last year arrested a woman CA for allegedly preparing bogus GST bills using documents of her clients and other people. The officials said that she evaded GST to the tune of nearly Rs 15-20 crore by preparing bogus bills of about Rs 90 crore.
The officials said she in connivance with another CA from Jaipur created 26 bogus firms. The Jaipur-based CA had already been arrested.