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Rights body to file fresh PIL in bogus VAT refund scam

Narula in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Gurmeet Singh Narula in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Gurmeet Singh
Express News Service | Ludhiana | Posted: February 26, 2014 12:28 am | Updated: February 26, 2014 12:29 am

 

The Human Rights Protection Council has announced that it will file a fresh PIL in the High Court, seeking a CBI probe into the multi-crore VAT refund scam.

Dr K O S Narula, chairman of the council, said, “Though a PIL was filed earlier as well, no significant outcome has been seen in this case as the case is now being probed by the excise department and the vigilance department. We will be seeking a CBI probe so that the real culprits can be revealed.”

He said that a total of 32 companies of Ludhiana and Mandi Gobindgarh were found to be involved in this scam.

Though in the earlier complaints, a few officers were transferred and even FIRs were lodged against a few companies, tax recovery was to the bare minimum.

The council members stated that they would be presenting the facts and figures before the High Court so that the money involved in the scam could be unearthed.

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