Ministry of Finance

DGGI HQ books case against 3 firms for issuance of fake invoices without actual supply of goods worth Rs 4,198 crores

Posted On: 04 MAR 2020

Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) Headquarters booked a case on 3rd March 2020 against M/s Fortune Graphics Limited, M/s Reema Polychem Private Limited & M/s Ganpati Enterprises.

The aforesaid companies/firms are involved in issuance of invoices without any actual supply of goods. This case was detected and developed by officers on further data analytics out of a case booked against one of the exporters, namely, M/s Anannya Exim, which was covered in the all India operation launched by DGGI-DRI on 11.09.2019, against various exporters for fraudulently claimed IGST refund on the strength of ineligible ITC.

During investigation, it was revealed that M/s Fortune Graphics Limited, M/s Reema Polychem Private Limited & M/s Ganpati Enterprises have issued invoices worth more than Rs 4,198 Crores wherein Tax amount of more than Rs 660 Crores has been fraudulently passed on as ITC credit to buyers of such fake invoices. It is also understood that, in the past, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence have booked a case of diversion of duty-free goods imported under Advance authorisation scheme by M/s Reema Polychem Pvt Ltd.

One of the directors of M/s Reema Polychem Private Limited has been arrested on 04.03.2020 under Section 69(1) of CGST Act, 2017 for offences under the provisions of Sections 132(1)(b) and 132(1)(c) of the CGST Act, 2017. Role of other directors of these three firms is under investigation.

Further investigations are in progress.

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