A vegetable seller of Rourkela has fallen prey to GST fraud as a notice for Rs 110 crore tax evasion has been served to him.
Kartik Kamila, who runs a small vegetable shop, was taken aback after getting the notice. He has been fraudulently represented as the owner of a market complex at Koelnagar in the steel city by the Lingaraj Trading company, reports said.
This apart, an amount of Rs 10 crore has allegedly been misappropriated as input tax credit through fake bank accounts. Kamila suspected that someone might have committed the offence using his electricity bills. Earlier, several students, housewives, owners of small eateries, labourers, and auto-rickshaw drivers in Rourkela had been victimised in similar ways by the scamsters.