• Notification Date: 21-09-2023
  • Notification No: N/A

Private Firm's Proprietor Arrested: GST Fraud Case in Maharashtra's Palghar

A Goods and Services Tax (GST) fraud was busted in Maharashtra's Palghar district, and one person was arrested for defrauding the government exchequer of Rs 18.66 crore. Dhiren Chandrakant Shah, a proprietor of a private firm, allegedly issued fake GST invoices to the tune of Rs 18.66 crore. 

He was the proprietor of Archana Impex, a private firm. He passed on ineligible input tax credit (ITC) of Rs 8.80 crore and availed ITC amounting to Rs. 9.86 crore without the supply of goods or services. 

Dhiren Chandrakant Shah was arrested on Friday under the provisions of Section 69 of the CGST Act, 2017 for contravention of section 132. 

The fake invoices racket was busted by officers of CGST Palghar Commissionerate, Mumbai. 

Shah in his statement revealed that he had started Archana Impex & M/s. Archana Enterprises on the instructions of one Pravin Devichand Rajawat.