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GST Intelligence arrests CA for collecting GST of Rs. 12.67 crore from client and withholding from onward deposit to Government by forging GST Challans

 
Press Release
Ministry of Finance

The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI), North Zone, Gurugram, has arrested Shri Harish Kumar Rampal, Chartered Accountant, proprietor of M/s Rampal and Company (ICAI Reg. No. 080333), the CA firm of M/s Starcrest Services Pvt. Ltd. M/s Rampal and Company had collected GST from M/s Starcrest Services Pvt. Ltd. for onward deposit to government exchequer towards GST liability of the company but they did not deposit the amount approximating of Rs. 12.67 crore in the government exchequer and in turn mis-appropriated the same. Sh. Harish Kumar Rampal was involved in forging GST challans and GST returns for ownwards submission to the company.  

Thus, Shri Harish Kumar Rampal has caused to commit and retained the benefit in respect of an offence under the provisions of Section 132(1)(d) of the CGST Act, 2017 which is cognizable and non-bailable offence under section 132(5) of the CGST Act, 2017 being punishable under section 132(1)(i) of the CGST Act, 2017. Consequently Shri Harish Kumar Rampal, was arrested on 03.02.2021 under Section 69(1) of CGST Act, 2017 following which he was produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate on Duty, Patiala House Court, New Delhi at Saket Court Residential Complex on 03.02.2021 and remanded to Judicial Custody for 14 days.

Further investigation in the matter is in progress.


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