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Farmer gets notice to pay 4.9Cr for GST as his PAN is misused

Jaisalmer, June 6, 2023

A resident of Lathi village in Jaisalmer district was left shocked after receiving a showcause notice from the goods and service tax (GST) department to pay dues of around Rs 4.9 crore at the earliest. The farmer with a monthly income of just Rs 5,000 has lodged a police complaint regarding the same. The notice mentioned that strict action will be taken if tax is unpaid.

Mehram Khan, the farmer, received the notice two months ago from the goods and service tax (GST) directorate general Nagpur regional unit of Maharastra informing that the due GST tax is Rs 4,89,66,552 and should be immediately deposited.

Khan said that someone has misused his PAN number and has made a firm and not deposited the GST and so he has received the notice. He said that he is an unemployed person and is dependent on farming at present in his village.

On investigation he found that his Aadhar card pan card and other documents have been misused and a firm has been made, which has a turnover worth crores.

Lathi police said that they suspect it to be some scam and are investigating the case.

[The Times of India]

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