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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Bolangir: In yet another instance of alleged tax evasion, a Goods and Services Tax (GST) fraud to the tune of Rs 1 lakh was reported under Saintala police limits of Bolangir district.

The fraud was allegedly committed by one Rabindra Bhoi of Ghantamal village in the district. However, Bhoi pleaded his innocence about the tax evasion.

Bhoi had reportedly given some important documents like Aadhaar and electric bill to one agent to help him grant a loan from the bank. The incident might have led to the alleged GST fraud, he said.

“One Mahendra Sahu got the documents from me on the pretext of helping me avail a loan. But he used those documents to open a fraudulent company and made crores of illegal transactions,” alleged Rabindra.

Rabindra has lodged an FIR in this regard at Saintala police station. The sub- divisional police officer (SDPO) has transferred the case to the Sales Tax department for investigation.

“The accused don’t have any business unit. So the case has been forwarded to the Sales Tax department for a genuine investigation. Further action will be taken after the investigation is completed,” said Saintala SDPO Surendranath Satpathy.

(Edited by Ramakant Biswas)

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