Bhagawan Dharua was shocked to see members of GST enforcement squad in his house at Singhijuba village of Sonepur district on November 18.
The 68-year-old was handed out a summon about outstanding GST amount of Rs 10 crore and coordinated to submit all his documents including personal tax returns. The GST record says that he is proprietor of Kaleswari Steel of Cuttack. Dharua, in fact, is a daily wage earner.
His son Sadananda revealed the matter to Binka police headquarters stating that Aadhaar, PAN card as well as other character details were gathered by someone a couple of months back from his father and that may have prompted the episode.
In Dhanbasa village under Rampur police headquarters, Nabin Bag got a summon for payment of Rs 5 crore GST outstanding in the name of BAG and BAG company. Bag who is a mason detailed the matter to Rampur police alleging that someone used his character after gathering the documents about eight months back.
Rampur PS inspector-in-charge PK Pradhan said a station diary passage has been made and matter is under scrutiny. In Sonepur, three such cases are accounted for. Balangir has seen four.