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Ramakanta Biswas

Rourkela: In yet another instance of GST fraud in the Steel City of Rourkela, a delivery agent working with a private company received a summon notice for alleged tax fraud worth a whopping Rs 10 lakh.

Preliminary investigations reveal that a fake company, Manorama Trading, was set up in the name of the delivery agent and fraudulent transactions of over Rs 70 lakh was carried out.

Several instances of GST evasion have been reported from Rourkela in the recent past. A man residing in the Sector-20 area was charged with gross tax liability under Section 74(5) for allegedly receiving taxable goods amounting to Rs 23.96 crore and further availing Rs 4.31 crore under CGST and SGST on the strength of fake invoice.

In October, a GST fraud of Rs 42 crore was reported from the Steel City. The allegations of fraudulent activities pertaining to evasion of taxes were reported in bank accounts of as many as 18 people in the city.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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