KATHMANDU, June 7: The Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI) has filed cases against 10 individuals on charges of evading tax worth Rs 175 million.
Kisan Kumar Agrawal, who is the proprietor of Global Impex International, among the people the DRI has filed cases against at the High Court in Patan. Agrawal has been accused of embezzling Rs 44 million by not submitting the Value Added Tax (VAT) amount in the state treasury. The accused has been residing in Dharan Submetropolitan City-12.
The DRI has sought to recover Rs 45.24 million from Ram Niwas Agrawal, a permanent resident of Dharan Sub-metropolitan and proprietor of SN International under the similar charge. Likewise, Shyam Kumar Baniya, a permanent resident of Siddharthanagar Municipality-6 and Manmohan Jaysawal, an Indian citizen, have also been accused of evading customs duty worth Rs 55.08 million.
In a separate case, the DRI filed cases against four individuals including Dipendra Prasad Kalwar, who is the proprietor of Bhusa Suppliers in Birgunj Metropolitan City in Parsa. The accused are found to have been involved in embezzling government revenue totaling Rs 12.25 million by evading customs duty.
Similarly, the DRI filed cases against Indian citizen Satyanarayan Prasad, a resident of Kuleshwor in Kathmandu and Aman Kumar Tiwari, a permanent resident of Brindavan Municipality-6 in Rautahat on the charges of evading customs duty. Prasad is accused of embezzling Rs 9.97 million, while Tiwari is found to have misappropriated Rs 4 million.