GST fraud: CA held for collecting ₹12.67 cr

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GST officers have arrested a chartered accountant on charges of collecting ₹12.67 crore  but not depositing it with the government, the finance ministry said on Thursday.

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The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI), North Zone, Gurugram, has arrested the chartered accountant (CA) and proprietor of M/s Rampal and Company, Harish Kumar Rampal.

“M/s Rampal and Company had collected from M/s Starcrest Services Pvt. Ltd. for onward deposit to government exchequer towards liability of the company but they did not deposit the amount approximating ₹12.67 crore in the government exchequer and in turn mis-appropriated the same.

“Harish Kumar Rampal was involved in forging challans and GST returns for onward submission to the company,” the ministry said.

Rampal was arrested on Wednesday (February 3) and remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.

Further investigation in the matter is in progress, it added. PTI JD ABM ABM

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