Continuing with its drive to check pilferage of taxable goods into the state through the porous border adjoining Punjab closer to the minor check posts, sleuths of Commercial Taxes Department foiled another attempt of clandestine import of cement.
As per DC Commercial Taxes, Lakhanpur, on the intervening night of April 11-12, 2016, the team constituted under the supervision of DC, Commercial Taxes, Check post Lakhanpur Puneet Sharma team of department laid naka at Kotpunnu. The team saw the movement of the truck in the wee hours and acting swiftly, stopped the vehicle, and upon inspection, found carrying 200 bags of cement without any valid documents/bills as envisaged under the J&K VAT Act, 2005.
The team brought the vehicle bearing registration number JK-14-C-1091 to Check post Lakhanpur for disposal under rule. The department imposed a penalty of Rupees 78,600 and subsequently realized from the defaulter who has been identified as Sham Lal S/o Sulinder Singh R/o Haria Chak, Distt Kathua. Following this, the department handed over truck to toll authorities for appropriate action under Toll Act, and department realized a fine of Rupees 79,200.
Deputy Commissioner, Puneet Sharma appreciated the efforts of the staff and exhorted upon them to work with more zeal and dedication and thwart each attempt of tax evasion.
Another attempt of tax evasion was thwarted at the Check post Lakhanpur during the intervening night of April 14 and 15, 2016 by the officers/officials of the Commercial Taxes Check post, Lakhanpur by intercepting a vehicle bearing registration number JK03-E-5259 carrying non-taxable goods. During the physical check of the vehicle, it was found that the driver/in charge of the vehicle was clandestinely trying to import 2-Bhattis under the garb of non-taxable goods. The department seized the goods and initiated proceedings under the J&K VAT Act, 2005 read with J&K VAT Rules, 2005 against the driver/owner of the vehicle/in-charge of the goods. The department imposed and realized a penalty of Rupees 52,000 from the defaulter.