Tax consultant arrested in Rs 582 crores bogus bill GST fraud case

Posted on    21 January 2019

The officers of CGST, Vadodara-I, upon specific intelligence have booked a case against M/s. Datar Enterprise, Vadodara, of circulation of fake invoices valued Rs. 582 Crores of the various commodities like Gold, Silver & Copper etc without any physical movement of goods. Tax Consultant Shri Hiten J. Mandaliya solely managed the firm, M/s. Datar Enterprise. Bogus purchase Invoices worth Rs 274 crores were received and bogus sales invoices worth Rs 308 crores were issued, of commodities like Gold, Silver, Copper, Cement, Labour etc, by M/s Datar Eneterprise to many firms of Vadodara & Ahmedabad for availment and passing of fraudulent Input Tax Credit amounting to Rs. 20 Crores without any physical/actual movements of Goods.

Further, follow up searches were carried out at the premises of some Vadodara based purchasers of the bogus invoices, who admitted to have availed ITC without any receipt of goods and services from M/s Datar Enterprise, at the instance of Shri Hiten J . Mandaliya.

Shri Hiten J. Mandaliya, Tax consultant of M/s. Datar Enterprise has been arrested on 13.01.2019. He was sent to the Judicial Custody till 25.01.2019 by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Vadodara.

Further, investigations are underway at the end of the firms involved with M/s. Datar Enterprise. The possibility of existence of other fake firm issuing fake invoices without actual movement of goods in the case cannot be ruled out. 

S.K. Singh
Additional Commissioner (Prev.)
CGST & Central Excise, Vadodara-I

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