The Telangana high court on Saturday closed a habeas corpus plea filed by N Vijaya Lakshmi, wife of GST consultant NS Ayyangar. The bench of Acting Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A Rajasheker Reddy closed the plea after being informed by GST officials that the consultant was arrested, produced before a magistrate and was even remanded to judicial custody.
According to the petitioner, her husband is a tax consultant and has been advising several companies on GST matters. He has been advising Sujana group companies too. GST officials were saying that ayyangar has been helping several Sujana front companies to evade GST which is a punishable offence under GST Act.Earlier the petitioner obtained a search warrant from a trial court to search GST commissioner office for knowing the whereabouts of her husband who was taken away by GST officials on May 2. Later the officials disclosed about the arrest and remand.