Deputy Commissioner of Service Tax Sameer Wankhade confirmed the development, but divulged no further details. The source said the department suspects Oberoi might have evaded tax of about Rs. 50 lakh.
"Interestingly it was only yesterday that he took a registration from us, as we conducted searches at his premises," said the source. Oberoi's liability for the past three years would be scrutinised. "We have asked him to appear before us with all papers connected to his acting projects, endorsement etc," said another source in the department.