News around you

Baddi petrol pump caught smuggling diesel with Rs 9 crore last year

HP Excise & Taxation deptt. slaps Rs one Cr penalty for smuggling cheaper oil to Haryana and Jharkhand

 Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Excise and Taxation bust a diesel smuggling ring operating in this state and Haryana as account of a petrol pump for verified selling diesel without payment of Central sales taxes.
State Excise and Taxation Commissioner Yunus told UNI that during inspection of documents at Manpur, near Baddi indl. area. State Excise and Taxation officers found evasion of Sale Tax which was surfaced after verification of documents of this petrol pump. Now E&T Department issued a notice to deposit tax and fine of Rs one crore. This smuggling of diesel was allegedly supplied in oil tankers from this petrol pump in Baddi.
He said that preliminary investigation found that Diesel worth nine crores was smuggled from the same petrol pump and sold in Haryana and Jharkhand from last April till now. Despite the cheaper price of diesel in Haryana the smugglers designed a unique method and diesel worth nine crores went to the outside states from the petrol pump. The department took this action after receiving intelligence input.
It is worthwhile to mention here that despite strict vigil during Election code and conduct alleged tankers gave slip to Excise barrier staff. According to the rules, no tanker could be filled from petrol pumps and taken to outside states. This is a sheer violation of the rules. But all this went on unabated under the nose of the former administration. Now it came forth that fake bills were issued to carry out smuggling. According to Yunas filling of tankers is allowed only after the approval of Indian Oil Corporation for factories and big construction works.
These tankers are less than three thousand liters. And for this there is a separate arrangement of entry at the petrol pumps. However, tankers of 12 thousand liters kept roaming on the interstate border roads openly. (UNI)

You might also like
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.