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Man accuses wife, 3 others of tax fraud

The accused allegedly opted for the DSC option, by creating a new signature certificate, which requires a unique mobile number, an email ID and a photo, after which the person registering a new DSC is verified via video conference.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 28, 2019 00:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Gurugram
Tax fraud,I-T
The city’s cybercrime department has booked four persons for allegedly creating a fake digital signature certificate(DSC) of a resident of Sushant Lok 1.

The city’s cybercrime department has booked four persons for allegedly creating a fake digital signature certificate(DSC) of a resident of Sushant Lok 1. The police acted on a complaint lodged by the resident, who levelled charges of fabrication, fraud and cheating against the four people, including his estranged wife.

Sushil Kumar Sharma, a 44-year-old chartered accountant, stated in his complaint that on March 8, he received an official mail from the income tax department, stating that his DSC and e-filing password for the website had been updated successfully, neither of which had been initiated by him. He instantly raised an alarm with the department and a private firm associated with the department to certify digital signatures.

Presently, there are three options for resetting one’s e-filing passwords: by answering a secret question, by uploading a previous or a new DSC, via a one-time password(OTP), or by using an Aadhaar OTP. The accused allegedly opted for the DSC option, by creating a new signature certificate, which requires a unique mobile number, an email ID and a photo, after which the person registering a new DSC is verified via video conference. Sharma also alleged lack of caution on the part of the private firm while handing out a DSC in his name allegedly created using fabricated documents.

Those booked include Parul, Sharma’s estranged wife; Raj Kumar Tayagi, his father-in-law; Surrender Madaan, a friend of his father-in-law, and Saiyam Karan Madaan, Surrender’s son. They have been booked under sections 66c, 66d, 73 of the IT Act, 2008 and sections 419 and 420 of the IPC. Karan Goyal, ACP (DLF), said, “The accused will be arrested based on the outcome of the police investigation.” Parul, when contacted, denied the allegations.

First Published: Apr 28, 2019 00:07 IST