Hyderabad: Cops Crack GST Officers Case Within Hours of Abduction

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Hyderabad: Two GST officers, who were allegedly attacked and kidnapped yesterday by a scrap dealer and his three associates, have been rescued by the Saroornagar police, the Directorate General of Goods & Service Tax Intelligence (DGGI), Hyderabad Zonal Unit said in a release here on Thursday. 

According to the police, Feroze Syed the owner of the M/s Grade One Iron Scrap located at Saroornagar and his three associates were arrested while another offender is still at large. The police have retrieved the officials’ ID cards from them. 

Cracking down on firms issuing fake invoices, the GST officers visited the scrap godown on June 30 but the premises was found locked. The officers received credible information that the scrap unit was using a fake GST registration number.  

The GST officials were told that the keys of the godown were available with Feroze Syed who was in Guntur when the officers visited his establishment. The GST officers sealed the godown in the presence of the witnesses and a panchnama was issued. 

The two GST officers visited the scrap unit to initiate the search proceedings on Wednesday, July 6. Feroze and his associates picked up a heated argument with the officials, snatched their ID cards and pushed them in a car by threatening to kill them and drove away. 

Later, the abductors demanded a ransom of Rs 5 lakh to release the GST officers. The senior officers of DGGI approached the Saroornagar police station for immediate assistance and the police quickly responded to their call and they intercepted the offenders’ vehicle in which they were taking the officers and rescued them. 

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