The DGGI announced in a news statement that they had discovered a cartel of steel sector entities that were exploiting and passing on fraudulent input tax credits to facilitate GST evasion.
Kairali TMT is a well-known corporation, with Mohanlal serving as its brand ambassador. Palakkad and Salem are the locations of the company’s plants. Steel Authority of India Limited has chosen Kairali TMT as their only conversion agent in Kerala, according to them. According to their findings, tax evasion has been occurring since 2017, according to an officer participating in the case’s investigation. There are various additional organisations linked to Kairali Steels; nevertheless, the case concerns Kairali Steels cartel units.
He went on to say that they had faked billing by using non-performing Benami firms. “The cartel produced bogus invoices valued at over Rs.400 crore to final recipients, passing on fake GST Input Tax Credit equivalent to roughly Rs.43 crore,” according to the DGGI. Huyamoon was detained primarily for the purpose of plotting the scam.
“The cartel was spearheaded by Humayoon Kalliyath, Proprietor of M/s Humayoon & Associates, Palakkad, who launched fictitious units in his and his accomplices’ names expressly for this purpose,” according to the press announcement. Section 69 of the CGST Act, 2017, was used to detain Humayoon. He showed up in the Addl. Thiruvananthpuram Chief Judicial Magistrate has been held in judicial custody for 14 days.
On April 19, 2022, the executive director of Kairali Steels & Alloys Pvt. Ltd (Kairali TMT), one of Kerala’s top rebar brands, was detained by the Directorate General GST Intelligence (DGGI), Thiruvananthapuram unit for allegedly dodging Goods and Services Tax (GST).