172 vehicles seized after VAT drive

  • HTC
  • Updated: May 30, 2016 09:37 IST

NEW DELHI: Delhi government’s department of trade and taxes late on Saturday launched a special drive to check vehicles transporting goods into without bills.

The department impounded 172 goods vehicles during the drive that started at 11pm on Saturday and went on till 6am the next morning. More than 40 teams, comprising sub-divisional magistrates and VAT officers, were deployed at various entry points and major markets across the city.

“Goods brought by such vehicles are sold unaccounted and thus evade huge amount of VAT. Out of the vehicles checked, 106 vehicles were found carrying goods without any bill or any other documents, and were detained by the teams. Besides these, 66 vehicles carrying goods without the mandatory DS2 form and were also detained,” a statement read. The drive was organised by commissioner (VAT) SS Yadav.

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