Tobacco mfg companies raided in Kanpur

PTI Kanpur | Updated on February 27, 2011

The Commercial Tax Department of Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday raided the premises of several tobacco manufacturing companies in the city on charges of evading taxes worth crores of rupees.

The raids were conducted on eight tobacco companies after a report claimed that they had been evading commercial taxes worth crores of rupees, Additional Commissioner of Special Investigation Branch of Commercial Tax Department, Satrughan Upadhyay alleged, adding that around 100 officials of the department were present during the raids.

“This morning we have raided the factories of Pan Parag, Sikhar, Sar, Kesar, Sanjog, Tiranga, Talab, and Wah. Four factories were in the TP Nagar area others were in Nayaganj, Kalpi Road Industrial area, Saresh Bagh and Fazalbahg area of the city,” Mr Upadhyay claimed.

In a raid conducted few days ago in the offices of these companies in Ghaziabad and Noida it was found that they were not showing their whole production on papers and thus were evading huge amount of taxes, he alleged.

“Eight teams, comprising of around 100 department officials from Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Allahabad and Ghaziabad conducted the raids today,” he added.

The raids were conducted on the directions of the state government and investigations are on to ascertain the total amount of the taxes evaded, the official claimed.

Most of the companies, whose premises were raided today, did not comment on the issue despite repeated contacts.

Published on February 27, 2011

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