Gujarat ATS’s big action on money laundering, raids at 200 places, 96 accused arrested

Gujarat ATS : The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has conducted a major operation ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections. 96 accused have been arrested so far in ATS raids. In total, 200 places have been raided so far. According to sources in the state home ministry, these accused are being arrested in cases of hawala, drug racket and money laundering. About 200 places belonging to more than companies were raided. People are also being questioned. Sources said that apart from ATS, State Goods and Services Tax (GST) Department, Ahmedabad Crime Branch are involved in this massive operation. He said that this search operation is being conducted against 122 companies in many districts of the state including Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.

Gujarat ATS, in a joint operation with GST, carried out raids at 150 locations in districts like Surat, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Bharuch, and Bhavnagar. Investigations were being carried out over tax evasion and money trail on international routes: Sources

— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2022

Possibility of big revelations

Sources said that the authorities have about 74 suspects in this connection. Individuals are being interrogated and the operation is likely to expose tax crimes on a large scale. Sources said that recently several cases of issuing fake bills to claim Input Tax Credit (ITC) have come to light in the state. Earlier on Thursday, ATS arrested an Afghan national from Delhi. From whom drugs were recovered.
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