Nizamabad, February 8

The government has decided to hand over the fake challan scam of commercial tax department at CTO office in Bodhan of Nizamabad district, after it was revealed that Rs 65 crore of tax amount was evaded within two years time.

CBCID can take the help of Anti-Corruption Bureau also, informed Commissioner of Commercial Taxes V Anil Kumar.

He inspected the files of fake challans at Deputy Commissioner office in Nizamabad from Tuesday morning to night.

Later speaking to the media, the Commissioner said that they will not spare those who evaded tax payment by creating fake challans.

‘In our primary enquiry, we came to know that irregularities of about Rs 65 crore took place in Bodhan circle during 2012-13 and 2013-14 financial years. Following this, ACTO Vijay Krishna, senior assistant Venugopala Swamy and junior assistant Hanuman Singh were suspended.’ Also criminal cases were registered against tax consultant Sivaraj and his son Sunil, he added.

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Another employee Narender was also suspended initially but the suspension was revoked after they came to know that he was not involved in the scam.

The Commissioner said that more number of rice millers have evaded tax with the help of fake challans and tax consultants. Notices were issued to 69 out of the 114 traders and 46 bank accounts were freezed. Also the officials stalled the payments through civil supplies.

Responding to the notice, three traders came forward to pay the tax amount and notices will be issued to the remaining tax evaders under revenue recovery act. If they fail to respond even with this notice, then criminal action will be taken against them, the Commissioner warned.

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