Ramdev’s firms accused of evading excise duty of over Rs 20 crore

Excise officers found the discrepancies when they raided Patanjali in Uttarakhand.

Written by PTI | Dehradun (uttarakhand) | Updated: March 14, 2014 12:25 pm

Central Excise sleuths raided the firms of yoga guru Ramdev and claimed to have detected evasion of excise duty of over Rs 20 crore.

The Excise officials raided the firms of Ramdev in Uttarakhand on Thursday and found that they were not paying excise duty on a number of cosmetic products being manufactured by them,Deputy Commissioner (Central Excise) R P Singh said on Friday.

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Though the total liability of the firms in this regard is still being ascertained,it is being estimated to run into over Rs 20-22 crore,he said.

It was found that the firms were allegedly not paying excise duty on a number of products like soaps,handwash and facewash for quite some time.

The department is preparing to send a notice to Pantajali Yogpeeth in this connection,he said.

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