Published On : Tue, Nov 25th, 2014

LBT dept continues search and seizure operations

The raids were conducted on New Navrang Traders and Pushpam Traders


Local Body Tax department continued Search & Seizure Operation. On 25.11.2014, the department conducted operations at the establishment named New Navrang Traders, Itwari Loha Oli, Bohra Masjid Nagpur. The dealer Shri Sandeep Rahate is trading in hardware materials. The dealer though liable for LBT registration was found to be carrying out the business without registration, for which, the dealer will be penalized as per the rules. Department has seized the accounts and will verify the LBT liabilities on the dealer..

Another search operation was conducted on the establishment named Pushpam Traders, Loha oli Itwari, Nagpur; owned by Vikram Kewalramani and Bhushan Bhagchandani.

As per the annual returns of 2013-14 filed by the dealer, his import value for LBT liability is about Rs. 15.00 lakhs. The dealer has made imports worth Rs. 29.30 lacs since inception of LBT. As estimated, the dealer is liable to pay LBT worth Rs. 87000/- approximately, whereas the dealer has remitted only Rs. 54000/- till date. The dealer has not declared one of his godown situated at Loha Oli. The Department has seized the accounts and will verify the actual liability on the dealer.

As per LBT Rule 9(1), a dealer liable for registration could not carry the business within the city without obtaining LBT Registration. LBT department has observed that many dealers are purchasing and importing various goods without being registered under LBT. Department is locating such dealers and shall conduct approximately 10 operation on daily basis through various batches of LBT staff.

The above operations were conducted by LBT Officer Yadav Jambhulkar, Assistant. LBT Officers Sumer Gajbhiye, Vilas Chahande, Sanjay Mendule, Ramesh Padghan, Dilip Mate, Suresh Dhupe and Junior Inspectors Binekar, Rahate and other staff. The operations were conducted under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner (LBT) Milind Meshram; under the able guidance of Municipal Commissioner and Additional Deputy Municipal Commissioner (1).

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