GST Registration: 3 arrested for attempt to use fake documents to get bogus firms registered on GSTN
The Ludhiana police arrested three people on Sunday for alleged Goods and Services Tax (GST) Fraud on a complaint from the Punjab excise and taxation department.
According to the tax department, a thorough examination and scrutiny of new registration applications submitted via an internet portal was done, and various abnormalities were discovered.
The accused have been identified as Jatinder Kumar Dixit of Uttar Pradesh, Amzad Ali of Bihar and Ajay Kumar of Jagjit Nagar, Delhi.
An FIR has been filed against these three accused for attempting to obtain registration under the GST Act through the use of forged documents and fraudulent means.
Dr. Sumandeep Kaur, assistant commissioner, taxation, Ludhiana-4 zone, who filed the FIR, stated that it was discovered during the scrutiny of registration applications that some unscrupulous elements attempted to use deceptive means to manipulate the online systems in order to obtain GST registration for fictitious firms.
The FIR was filed against Jatinder Kumar Dixit of Uttar Pradesh, Amzad Ali of Bihar, and Ajay Kumar of Delhi’s Jagjit Nagar. In the FIR filed at Division 5 police station, they were charged under sections 420, 465, 467, 468, and 471 of the IPC, as well as section 11 of the CGST Act.