KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI) on Thursday filed cases against proprietors of five firms on charge of making revenue leakage worth Rs 199.6 million.
The accused that the DRI filed cases against at the High Court in Patan include Nawal Kishor Chaudhary, who is the proprietor of Kabila Suppliers Center. Chaudhary has been accused of embezzling Rs 21.43 million by using fake value added tax (VAT) bills. The Indian national has been residing in Sanepa of Lalitpur.
The DRI has sought to recover Rs 58.86 million from Sitadevi Jaiswal, a permanent resident of Janakpur Sub-metropolitan and proprietor of Shivam Packaging and Suppliers Pvt Ltd under the similar charge. Likewise, Mukesh Prasad Chaudhary, a permanent resident of Rautahat district and proprietor of Jay Shree Gautam Suppliers, has also been accused of evading government tax worth Rs 53.21 million by using fake VAT bills.
In a separate case, the DRI filed cases against seven individuals including Jagadish Sahani Malah, who is the proprietor of Shivam Traders and Suppliers in Buniyabad, Bara. The accused were found to be involved in embezzling government revenue totaling Rs 47.96 million.
Similarly, the DRI filed cases against three individuals including Shiva Lal Timalsina, proprietor of Anushka Multipurpose Company in Pokhara Metropolitan-22, Kaski for their involvement in evading tax worth Rs 18.25 million. The department filed cases at the High Court in Janakpur against these accused who were found to have submitted manipulated transaction details for deliberately evading the government revenue.