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Massive Rs 10,000 Crore Fake GST Racket Exposed with 3,000 Shell Companies

Fraud, Bribery & CorruptionMassive Rs 10,000 Crore Fake GST Racket Exposed with 3,000 Shell Companies

The Centre initiated a multi-agency investigation into Noida police’s claim of breaking a Rs 10,000 crore GST fraud racket. This inquiry unveiled over 3,000 sham companies formed using fraudulent Aadhaar and PAN information. Recently, the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) apprehended Sanjay Dhingra, the owner of ‘Dairy Best’ ghee brand’s manufacturer, Good Health Industries Pvt Ltd. The company, located in Delhi’s Rajouri Garden with manufacturing units in Mewat and Saharanpur, was found to be part of the syndicate.

Dhingra confessed during questioning that around 3,000 companies were registered by the syndicate, with 1,000 actively generating illegal e-way bills and making fake input tax credit claims worth hundreds of crores. The agency has traced over Rs 700 crore in tax evasion by these entities. Multiple intelligence agencies are collaborating to track down syndicate members who established shell companies across various states.

Special teams from DGGI revealed that these operational 1,000 shell companies have evaded more than Rs 700 crore in Goods and Services Tax (GST). A nationwide search and seizure operation identified the end users of these fraudulent GST claims. A DGGI unit in Ghaziabad is investigating Dhingra’s manufacturing units for evading GST of over Rs 63 crore. Dhingra, who has a history of GST fraud and is under investigation for bank fraud, utilized a scheme of fake documents and dummy directors to create these sham entities.

By FCCT Editorial Team

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