Pune, 23rd September 2022: In connection with receiving input tax credit of Rs 15.99 crores through fake purchase payments of over Rs 88.84 crores without actual supply of any goods and services from several bogus companies, Hiren Parekh, owner of Sunrise Tours and Travels / Sunrise Mill Mail / Sunrise Chemicals has been arrested by the State Goods and Services Tax (GST) Department, Pune.
M/s Sunrise Tours & Travels / Sunrise Mill Mail / Sunrise Chemicals has a business of Tours & Travels and Chemicals and has evaded GST tax through false purchase payments received from several bogus companies without an actual supply of goods and services. In this regard, the accused has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
The entire operation was conducted under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner of State Tax, Pune Deepak Bhandare and under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner of State Tax, Sudhir Cheke, and under the guidance of Additional Commissioner of State Tax, Pune, Dhananjay Akhade.
In the financial year 2022-23, the Maharashtra State Goods and Services Tax (GST) Department has till date made 43 arrests in various cases including this arrest.