Balangir: Officials today nabbed a businessman, Tirthankar Patel, owner of Sai International Mines and Minerals Company in Titilagarh for an alleged GST fraud.
According to officials, Patel evaded tax to the tune of Rs 12.84 crore since July 2017 by using the fake bill of Rs 84.68 crore of import and export of goods in other states.
Patel was arrested under Section 69 (1) of the CGST Act, 2017 and was produced before the Court of SDJM, Titlagarh.
Acting on the allegations, the GST officials carried out the raid and nabbed the accused. The officials also interrogated the accused before taking him into the custody. The raid was carried out in compliance with the direction of Commissioner, Goods and Services Tax Department, Odisha.