Vigilance Bureau raids Shambu Barrier reveals Tax fraud. Chandigarh: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau conducted surprise checks for road tax collection and other irregularities in the tax center at Shambu Rajpura, which continued for eight hours. This led to the increase in the entry of nearly 286% surge in recordings of vehicles and revenue collection enhanced to 239%.While giving information about this, BK Uppal, ADG cum Chief Director Vigilance Bureau Punjab said that the bureau had received complaints about overcharging during collection of interstate taxes and irregularities in entry of vehicles at ‘Shambu Barrier’ to evade tax.
Vigilance Bureau raids Shambu Barrier reveals Tax fraud. He added that to probe the allegation the bureau on friday constituted a team lead by Pritpal Singh SP EOW which have reported that no display board show details of facilitation fees or user charges put up by the collection office. Besides, an employee was found working on 24 hours duty despite deployment of 4 employee on 8 hours duty roasted.ADGP said that such flaws would be sent in writing to the Excise and Taxation Department so that the recovery of tax collection, including disciplinary action can be corrected. He further added that Pritpal Singh, Captain Police Vigilance Bureau along with his team had monitored the permits and roads taxes of 38 trucks, 75 mini trucks and 18 tempo travels, 4 luxury tourist buses, 86 cars, Innovas and jeeps.
He said that during the checking, it was found that some vehicles has not paid road tax, so total tax of Rs. 15230 were charged for different vehicles on the spot. ADG Uppal said the Vigilance Bureau team has monitored 10 days old record of barrier and found that 150 to 200 vehicles were registered for a day from which the tax of 2 lakhs were collected only. But on the day of checking 450 vehicles had been registered and total interstate tax collected was 5.38 lakhs.He said that entry of vehicles on this interstate barrier has increased by 286% after the checking by vigilance team and Punjab State revenue was found to increased by 239% as compared to precious record.
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