India / Rickshaw puller gets tax notice asking him to pay ₹3 crore in UP, files complaint

Zoom News : Oct 25, 2021, 02:17 PM
New Delhi: In a shocking incident a rickshaw puller received a notice from the Income Tax (IT) department, asking him to pay over Rs 3 crore, reported PTI. Confused by the notice, Pratap Singh, a resident of Amar Colony in the Bakalpur area in Mathura, submitted a complaint at the Highway police station, claiming fraud. 

He claims fraud after he received the notice from the IT department. Station House Office (SHO) Anuj Kumar said no case was registered on the basis of Singh's complaint but the police will look into the matter.

Singh uploaded a video clip on social media in which he narrated the sequence of events. He said on March 15, he applied for a PAN card at the Jan Suvidha Kendra in Bakalpur, owned by Tej Prakash Upadhyay, as his bank had asked him to submit it.

According to the report, after his bank asked for a PAN card, he applied for one at the Jan Suvidha Kendra in Bakalpur, owned by Tej Prakash Upadhyay. Subsequently, he got a coloured photocopy of the PAN card from one Sanjai Singh (mobile no. 9897762706) of Bakalpur.

In the clip, he said he couldn't differentiate between the original PAN card and the coloured copy because he is illiterate. Later, Singh said, he got a call from IT, officials, on October 19 and was served a notice, asking him to pay Rs. 3,47,54,896.

Now officials have told him that someone had impersonated him and obtained a GST number on his name for running a business and the turnover of the trader for 2018-19 was Rs. 43,44,36,201.