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Case Name : Seyadu Beedi Company Vs Asstt. Tax Officer (Intelligence), State Tax Officer (Intelligence) & Ors. (High Court Kerala)
Appeal Number : W.P.(C).No.18490 of 2018
Date of Judgement/Order : 06/06/2018
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Seyadu Beedi Company Vs Asstt. Tax Officer (Intelligence), State Tax Officer (Intelligence) & Ors. (High Court Kerala)

An identical matter has been disposed in W.A.No.1802 of 2017, directing expeditious completion of the adjudication of the matter and permitting release of the goods detained pending adjudication, in terms of Rule 140(1) of the Kerala Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017. Following the same, the competent authority is directed to complete the adjudication provided for under Section 129 and also directed that if assessee has complied with Rule 140(1), the goods detained shall be released to him forthwith.

FULL TEXT OF THE HIGH COURT ORDER / JUDGMENT

Petitioner seeks release of the goods detained by the first respondent under Section 129 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act as also the Kerala State Goods and Services Tax Act.

2. It is seen that an identical matter has been disposed of by a Division Bench of this Court in W.A.No.1802 of 2017, directing expeditious completion of the adjudication of the matter and permitting release of the goods detained pending adjudication, in terms of Rule 140(1) of the Kerala Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017.

In the light of the decision of the Division Bench in W.A.No.1802 of 2017, the writ petition is disposed of directing the competent authority to complete the adjudication provided for under Section 129 of the statutes referred to above, within a week from the date of production of a copy of the judgment. It is also directed that if the petitioner complies with Rule 140(1) of the kerala Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017, the goods detained shall be released to him forthwith.

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