Bogus bill scam: Govt dept seeks more info from industry
The development follows a communication from the Union Home Ministry. Badish Jindal, president of FOPSIA, said, “In November 2011, we wrote to the Home Ministry seeking a CBI inquiry because we were not satisfied with the Excise and Taxation Department’s internal investigations. Recently, the Home Ministry has sought details of this case from the Excise Department, and it seems a CBI inquiry may be initiated.”
FOPSIA has received a communication from K B S Sidhu, director, Excise and Taxation Department, in which he has sought more details from the association.
About seven FIRs were registered against the main culprits in this case but so far recovery of not more than Rs 10-15 crore has been made while VAT refund of a number of connected units has been blocked to date.
Jindal said, “The persons against whom FIRs have been registered are out on bail while many innocent persons are being penalised. There is not much movement in the case.”
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