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Maharashtra GST Department arrests a businessman for fake bills


Mumbai: The Maharashtra Goods & Service Tax Department (GST) arrested an operator of three firms for fake bills worth Rs.231.49 cr. While this is the 50th arrest by the department, it’s the 30th in the current financial year

Brijesh Vanitlal Shah (48), an operator of M/s. Om Impex was arrested under the special investigation operation carried out against tax evading firms. A local court remanded Shah to 14-days judicial custody.

According to the department, their investigation found that M/s. Om Impex and two other firms viz. M/s Brijeshwari Enterprises and M/s Chetna Metals LLP availed Input Tax Credit (

) of Rs.41.67 cr. from suspected non-genuine tax payers by means of fake bills worth Rs.231.49 cr.

Rahul Dwivedi (IAS), Joint Commissioner of State Tax, Investigation-A, Mumbai lead the investigation

” Given the comprehensive analytical tools and the inter-departmental coordination state GST has been deploying, this number is further going to increase thereby giving a strong signal to the fraudsters and strengthening its drive against such people,” the department said in a statement .

The GST collection between April- July stood at Rs 92,348 crores as compared to Rs 68,207 crores in the corresponding period last year.Of this, Rs 29.168 crore was revenue collection by Maharashtra GST.



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