Sambalpur: Rinku Barik, 23, a
In September 2018, Rinku received an ad hoc summons from the General Intelligence Directorate GST. In the same year in December, Rinkure received another notice from the CSGT and the Central Excise Superintendent of Nayagarh Range which mentioned that he had an Input Tax Credit (ITC) of around Rs 4.31 crore and of tax evasion, as reported by The New Indian Express (TNIE).
Rinku claimed that he shared his personal documents with some people while trying to find a job at a company. He said that these disbelievers could have fraudulently used his documents to show him as the owner of a steel company with two addresses – Rourkela and Nayagarh.
Meanwhile, Rinku also learned that a current account was opened in his name at the Rourkela branch of Urban Cooperative Bank Ltd (UCBL), TIN report added.
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Ganesh, Rinku’s father who is a barber by profession and struggles to meet the daily needs of the family, said TIN that on March 10, his son received a notice from the IT department.
After receiving the notice, Rinku responded to IT explaining his innocence and that he was fraudulently involved in the
In the second notice, the IT manager of Ward 1 in Rourkela wrote “the assessee’s response is rejected”, as reported TIN.
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The IT department ordered Rinku to pay tax due on Rs 13.21 crore which was credited to his UCBL account, fake transactions of Rs 16.16 crore and a purchase transaction of Rs 2.94 crore. All transactions were made in fiscal year 2017-18, Ganesh said TIN.
Meanwhile, the Sambalpur Cyber Crime & Economic Offenses on Sunday arrested four people, including two Rourkela UCBL officials, charged with evading Rs 124 crore TPS on Sunday.
Those arrested were identified as Akshay Kumar Nayak (55) who worked as deputy manager of UCBL main branch in Rourkela, Prasanta Kumar Jena (53) working as senior clerk in the same bank, Subash Chandra Swain ( 52) from Basanti Colony in Rourkela and Amit Beriwal (42) who is a businessman from Sambalpur. The four defendants were presented at Sambalpur Court and were convicted under Sections 419, 420, 467 and 120(B) of the ICC as well as Section 66(C)/66(D) of the Computers Act of 2008.
The matter came to light after a resident of Sambalpur approached the police station alleging that his identity and documents were fraudulently used to commit a fake SGST.
Sources informed that there are nearly 120 fake accounts opened in Rourkela branch of UCBL using various falsified documents in order to do GST evasion during 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years.
On the other hand, Rinku alleged that the police did not register his complaint as his family is economically unstable to hire a lawyer.