GST Fraud by Top Hotels in Katra

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Katra: A State Tax Jammu Enforcement team conducted an inspection of various hotels and trade premises at Katra and find out that the hotels were conducting GST fraud worth of millions.

The inspection was conducted on the directions of Commissioner, State Taxes, J&K, Mr. P.K.Bhat and under close supervision of Additional Commissioner, State Taxes, Administration & Enforcement, Jammu, Mr. Mohmmed Shahid Saleem.

The enforcement team inspected M/s Parin Group of Hotels especially, registered under J&K GST Act, 2017 on 21.07.2017 and subsequently cancelled on 28.07.2017. During inspection it was prima facie established that Mr. Rajat Yadav, Managing Director of Parin Group of Hotels, is still using the GSTIN No. 01DXMPK4529N1Z4, created on 21.07.2017 and cancelled on 28.07.2017, under the name and style Parin Group of Hotels for charging GST from customers at Hotel Dolphin, Railway Road, Katra, Hotel Green Cottage and Hotel Sehkari Bhawan, Patnitop.

Two separate Enforcement teams of State Tax Department Jammu inspected the Hotel Green Cottage and Hotel Sehkari Bhawan at Patnitop simultaously.

All the records found in the Hotel Dolphin were scrutinized and it was found that the GST is being charged from the customers for cancelled GSTIN mentioned above (Parin Group of Hotels). All the vital records, Computers and Lap Tops were seized under GST law by the Enforcement team for further scrutiny.

Two more teams, already stationed at Patnitop, searched and inspected the two hotels mentioned in the complaint viz M/s Hotel Green Cottage, Kassal Morh, Patnitop and M/s Hotel Sehkari Bhawan, Opposite Nag Temple, Patnitop.

The inspecting teams have made seizure of records at these hotels as well. At these two places as well it was found that GST is being charged from the customers for cancelled GSTIN (Parin Group of Hotels).

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