Vigilance penalizes traders for tax evasion

The vigilance sleuths on Wednesday cracked the whip on several traders for transporting goods in trains without paying tax. The commercial tax wing of the anti-corruption wing raided the Bhubaneswar railway station and collected Rs 3.10 lakh penalty from tax evaders.

“We also raided the parcel warehouse of the station and found huge tax evasion on transportation of garments, electrical goods, hardware materials, cellphone accessories, etc,” vigilance deputy commissioner Nihar Ranjan Swain told the media. “We also seized goods worth nearly Rs 50 lakh for investigation,” Swain said. Simultaneous crackdowns were carried out at railway stations in Cuttack, Sambalpur, Berhampur and Balasore and penalty realized.

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