CGST & Central Excise, Palghar Commissionerate arrests one person for defrauding Government exchequer of Rs. 18.66 Cr by issuing fake GST invoices

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Mumbai | 17th September 2023


The officers of Investigation Wing of CGST Palghar Commissionerate, Mumbai Zone have busted a fake invoice racket that involved availment and passing of ineligible ITC to the tune of Rs. 18.66 Cr. Mr. Dhiren Chandrakant Shah was arrested on 15.09.2023 in this regard.

An investigation was initiated against Mr. Dhiren Chandrakant Shah, proprietor of M/s. Archana Impex based on specific intelligence. In response to summons Mr. Shah presented himself for recording of the statement. In his statement he revealed that he had opened a company Archana Impex & M/s. Archana Enterprises on the instructions of Sh. Pravin Devichand Rajawat.

Mr. Shah has passed on ineligible ITC amounting to Rs. 8.80 Cr and availed ITC amounting to Rs. 9.86 Cr on the strength of fake invoices without supply of goods and / or services. Based on material evidences gathered during the investigation, Mr. Dhiren Chandrakant Shah was arrested on 15.09.2023 under the provisions of section 69 of the CGST Act, 2017 for contravention of section 132 of the CGST Act, 2017


Source : Central GST Palghar Commissionerate



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