GST frauds in Malls and Multiplexes Charging more than MRP
Legal, Metrology Department intensified raids
More than 5000 raids in six days
Over 1000 cases booked
Controller, Legal, Metrology Department C.V. Anand
Legal Metrology Department intensified the raids against GST fraud cases. On receiving several complaints from people on this Commissioner for Civil Supplies, Legal Metrology Controller Sri C.V. Anand ordered officials to make special and detailed checks on all the complaints for another week. GST frauds are been coming to fact from small traders to big shopping malls and even in multiplexes. Charging GST on MRP, non GST items and selling on higher prices in the GST are reported in these raids. In last six days Legal, Metrology Department conducted more 5000 raids and made special and detailed checks in malls, multiplexes, star hotels, restaurants, bars, sweet houses and other business points.
Controller Sri C.V. Anand said, 1062 cases have been booked till now. Rs. 10.62 lakhs penalty has been laid, and few more cases in trail stage. Mainly in Hyderabad these cases have been booked. Cases have been booked on Hyderabad Central Mall, PVR Cinemas, KFC, Mc Donald, Prasad Imax, Subway Food Court, Srujana Mall in Kukatpally, Blue Fox Restaurant, Shanbagh, Golconda Hotel, Part Hotel. He said they cheating people by charging GST on MRP.
He said that they will continue to intensify on the GST frauds. If anybody is caught first time charging more than MRP penalty will be from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 25,000 and if anybody is caught second time the penalty will doubled.