In a first, court case filed for service tax theft of Rs 7 crore in Jaipur
If found guilty, accused men can be sentenced to a maximum imprisonment of 7 years.
Jaipur: Customs & Central Excise Commissionerate has filed an FIR in a court here against a labour contractor firm working for Jaipur municipal corporation (JMC) in a case of service tax theft. It is for the first time that customs department has submitted an FIR in a service theft case in Jaipur. The alleged theft amounts to over Rs 7. If found guilty, the accused persons named in the FIR can be sentenced to a maximum imprisonment of seven years.
The FIR was presented in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate (economic offenses) against Prahari Protection by customs superintendent Anil Kumar.
The Devi Nagar-situated firm’s director Kamaljeet Singh and an officer Deepak Jain have been named as accused.
The firm had a contractor to provide labourers to JMC to carry out sanitation and other works.
The contractor was paid Rs 65.45 crore. The amount included a service tax of 7.16 crore.
The contract took the service tax from JMC, but didn’t deposit it with the customs. It was found during investigation that the firm had not even registered with the customs for paying service tax.
The firm also got a service tax of Rs 6.36 lakh from 6.36 lakh from SMS Hospital, but didn’t surrender this amount also to the customs. The total theft amounted to Rs 7.22 crore.
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