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Fraud of Rs 241 crores detected by Anti-Evasion wing of CGST

Anti-Evasion wing of CGST of Delhi detected a GST fraud to the tune of Rs 241 crores executed using a new modus operandi of defrauding the exchequer by exploiting the facility of refunds given for inverted duty structure
New Delhi: The Anti-Evasion wing of CGST Delhi South Commissionerate has discovered here today yet another case of fake invoicing, fraudulent input tax credit and GST fraud alongside a new modus operandi of defrauding the exchequer by exploiting the facility of refunds given for inverted duty structure. Over 120 entities who are involved in the transactions have come to light so far, involving fake invoicing of Rs. 1,600 crores and tax evasion of Rs 241 crores. The investigations have unearthed a well-organised racket of creating bogus firms, issuing fake invoices and bogus e-way bills to generate and encash tax credits.
"A new modus operandi was uncovered by a team of investigators of Anti-Evasion wing of CGST, who worked unceasingly over many weeks to uncover the maze of companies created across India"
The main culprit was arrested today as per the provisions of Section 69 of the CGST Act, 2017 and produced before a judicial magistrate today itself and remanded to 10 days of judicial custody. The racketeer had created several firms on the basis of unauthorised access to identity documents of various persons.
Over 120 entities who are involved in the transactions have come to light so far, involving fake invoicing of Rs. 1,600 crores and tax evasion of Rs 241 crores
The new modus operandi was uncovered by a team of investigators, who worked unceasingly over many weeks to uncover the maze of companies created across India. Incriminating electronic pieces of evidence have been recovered from the premises of the accused.