November 28, 2023

Drugs factory seized from Vadodara: Ahead of assembly elections, drug quantity seized from Sindhrot village, teams including FSL and ATS reach for investigation

The ATS team raided the godown in the field behind a well-known farm house in Sindhrot village on the outskirts of the city at night. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a large amount of drugs were seized in the ATS raid. Based on the information that the process of making MD drugs was going on by building a shed in the field near Lileria farm house on the bank of Mahisagar near Sindhrot, the ATS team with the help of the Vadodara district police team raided at 8-30 pm.

A large quantity is known to have been seized during the raid. Sources said that four to five people have been detained. A large amount of drugs were seized from the godown. An investigation has been conducted to determine how long the accused were running this racket. Before the raid in Vadodara by the ATS, the Investigative Wing of the SGST department and the ATS conducted 64 searches in Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, and Gandhidham. A search has been conducted at the place since early morning on Tuesday.

The search was carried out as massive tax evasion was being done by obtaining massive input tax credit through bogus billing and passing it on. Out of the 44 firms, 35 firms were found to be bogus during the preliminary investigation. While the rest of the firm is under investigation. Tax evasion was done by issuing bogus bills for scrap, metal, rods, chemicals, etc. and passing on the ITC. SGST and ATS investigations revealed that in 16 cases, bogus billing of registration numbers and wrongly obtaining ITC was done on the basis of bogus documents.

SGST and ATS conducted a joint search operation in the state on November 12 and caught tax evasion worth 98 crores. As many as 51 teams of SGST and ATS have been deployed and raid operations have been conducted in Ahmedabad, Vadodara Surat, Bharuch and Gandhidham. Investigations by SGST and ATS have found objectionable documents containing massive unaccounted transactions and found that as many as 35 firms do not exist only on paper. Investigation of SGST and ATS is likely to catch massive tax evasion.

Not long ago, Manjusar was raided by ATS A few months ago, a large drug cartel was raided at Manjusar in Savli taluka and two accused were arrested and a large amount of drugs and their raw materials were seized. The train of inquiry went to Morbi.

Raid continued at Sindhrot during the night The operation was going on till late night in Sindhrot, how and how much role is elbow in Sindhrot? ATS is investigating in that direction as well. Do the people involved in this heist have anything to do with the Manjusar scam? In that direction too, the line of investigation has increased.