A news of protest has came from Punjab where tThe GST officials had raided the premises of one cloth manufacturer. The manufacturer called other traders and interfered in the working of GST officials and also snatched the search warrant. The manufacturer had GST dues of ₹18 lakhs. Now, after his actions, FIR has been filed against this manufacturer.
The protesters, then, reached the police station and sought the cancellation of the FIR registered against traders and demanded a suitable action against the GST officials who raided the factory and “harassed” this traders.
The police officials claimed that the allegations against the GST officials were baseless.
Vinod Jain, vice-president, Vyapar Bachao Morcha said that on last Wednesday, six persons reached the premises of a hosiery (cloth) manufacturer in Bajwa Nagar and started asking for documents. They went inside the factory around 1 pm and continued the raid till 8:30 pm.
“I requested them to let me inside, but to no avail. When I managed to get inside, I found the factory owner was being treated badly. Although no incriminating documents were recovered from the premises, yet the officials took ₹15 lakh from the owner. Not only this, an FIR has been registered against four persons on a complaint filed by the GST officials. Strangely, they were carrying no search warrant. They also did not show their identity cards. They issued a slip in the name of a school for which they were collecting money”.