State Taxes Deptt Enforcement, Central, Kashmir imposes Rs 25.34 lacs penalty on erring trader
SRINAGAR: The State Taxes Department Enforcement (Central) Kashmir has realized a penalty amount of Rs 25,34,808, which is by far the highest single penalty realized by the office under the Jammu and Kashmir GST Act, 2017 against one loaded goods vehicle for failing to produce any documents as required to be accompanying the goods on movement/transit.
The vehicle bearing No. JK01AD 3557 was apprehended on a tip-off by a team of officers led by Assistant Commissioner Enforcement (Central) Kashmir, Shabnam Rashid and comprising of inspectors, SIs/ Guards of the central Enforcement Wing, during a Nakka laid on NH-44 between Hyderpora Bye-Pass and Batamaloo Bye-Pass
The team of Officials was constituted by the Deputy Commissioner of State Taxes Department Enforcement (Central) Kashmir, Parveez Ahmad Raina.
The Driver/Person in Charge of the vehicle disclosed that the loaded goods are cigarettes only but failed to produce any documents as required to be accompanying the goods on movement/ transit.
Accordingly, FORM GST MOV- 01 and MOV- 02 were issued to the driver/PIC on the spot and the vehicle was detained at Excise and Taxation Complex, Solina, Rambagh, Srinagar.
Further proceeding U/s 129 of JK GST Act, 2017 were initiated and physical verification of the goods was conducted on the same day under the supervision of DC/AC Enforcement (Central) Kashmir and accordingly, the penalty was calculated under the aforementioned section.
On 10 May 2023, the owner of the goods appeared before DC Enforcement (Central) Kashmir and moved an application for the release of goods. The goods were released after realizing of penalty amount of Rs 2534808.00.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of State Taxes Department Jammu and Kashmir Dr. Rashmi Singh, and the Additional Commissioner of State Taxes Department (Adm. & Enf.) Kashmir Shakeel Maqbool (ICAS) expressed their satisfaction and applauded the efforts of the team.