The Wani Police and LCB began this massive crackdown between Mukutban and Wani on Wednesday morning following a tip from local activists. These trucks are accused of transporting illegal coal without giving the Indian government its due royalties. The Yavatmal Police also suspects that income tax and GST evasion are taking place.
Pradeep Siraskar, an inspector with the Wani local police department and the case’s investigating officer, confirmed the seizure. “Wani Police and the local crime branch carried out a joint operation by performing surprise checks on eight trucks after receiving a tip-off”. He added, we knew that the coal being transported by this truck was being done so without paying the central government’s royalties. The trucks contained documents that we have taken. To determine who owned the trucks and the precise value of this massive fraud, more investigation will be done.
The coal recovered from one truck is worth Rs 20 lakh and Rs 80 thousand, and the eight trucks’ combined value is anticipated to be over Rs 1.70 crore.
The Wani Police have confirmed that this massive scam is worth more than Rs 400 crore, according to the sources. Bs Ispat Limited is allegedly connected to the coal. The state government and the federal government’s finances could be severely harmed by the illegal coal sales that are being made while avoiding GST and royalties.
The seizures and investigation by Wani Police, which are regarded as one of the largest crackdowns in recent memory, have shocked the top mining community bosses who are thought to have political ties.