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Rajasthan High Court Grants Bail To Person Accused Of GST Evasion

Mariya Paliwala
5 July 2022 8:30 AM GMT
Rajasthan High Court Grants Bail To Person Accused Of GST Evasion

The Rajasthan High Court bench of Justice Narendra Singh Dhaddha has granted bail to the person accused of GST evasion of Rs. 8.64 crore.

The petitioner has filed a bail application. The petitioner was charged with the offence punishable under Section 132 (1) of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.

The petitioner submitted that he had been falsely implicated in the case. He has been behind bars since May 26, 2002. The offence against the petitioner is compoundable and he had deposited the amount of Rs. 87 lakhs. The maximum punishment is 5 years, and the conclusion of the trial may take a long time.

The department contended that the petitioner had evaded GST of Rs. 8.64 crores. The statements under Section 70 of the GST Act were recorded and are admissible in evidence. The petitioner is a habitual offender, so bail should be dismissed.

The court directed that the petitioner be released on bail provided he furnishes a personal bond in the sum of Rs.50,000 with two sureties of Rs.25,000 each.

Case Title: Kamal Chand Bothra Versus Union Of India

Citation: S.B. Criminal Miscellaneous Bail Application No. 8954/2022

Dated: 01/07/2022

Counsel For Appellant: Advocate Raj Kumar Yadav

Counsel For Respondent: Senior Standing Counsel Kinshuk Jain

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