Picture shown here was taken on May 23, 2018 of the M. R. Roller Flour Mill, Mantripukhri. There were no raw materials found in any part if the Mill complex as claimed by Mahendra Kumar Jain there should be at least some raw materials as the loan of Rs. 8 crore he had taken from the State Bank of India was for procuring raw material as told by him during the press conference.
Imphal, June 2,
Proprietor of the M.R. Roller Flour Mill located at Mantripukhri in Imphal East, which had taken loan of Rs. 8 Crore from the State Bank of India, M.G. Avenue Branch using fake Jamabandi is still not registered under the Goods and Services Act as per his income tax return filed for the year 2015-16. This newspaper when enquired to some staffs of the Income Tax Department also affirmed that the so, far there is no record of any GST registration in the name of M.R. Roller Flour Mill. However, when contacted to the Superintendent of the Tax department, it was informed that at the moment it is not possible to check on whether the said flour mill has registered with the GST or not as there is a maintenance service for the GST system is being on from 9 am to 3 pm today.
A notice from the GST helpline also stated that due to Major Disaster Recovery Drill of the GST System service during 9 am to 3 pm will not be available today.
However, the tax return filed of the M.R. Flour Mill for the year 2016-16 reflected that they have not registered under the Goods and Services Act which is mandatory.
As per GST act, there is a direct penalty for failure to take GST registration in India and the same is levied even in case of late GST registration.
As per section 122 of CGST act, any taxable person who fails to take GST registration though he is liable to be registered under the act, then the penalty of Rs.10,000 or amount of tax evaded or any short tax liability whichever is higher.
Hence, if any person fails to take GST registration and the total tax liability after calculation comes to Rs.2 lakh, then the penalty for failure to take GST registration shall be 2 lakh or Rs.10,000 whichever is higher and hence, Rs.2 lakh shall be levied.
When Imphal Times reporters visited the Flour Mill it was also found that the Mill is more like a non existence one as there were proper infrastructures or stock items.
It is also found out that M. R. Roller Flour Mill, Mantipukhri, has been closed since a long time.
During the a press conference Mr. Mahendra Kumar Jain claimed that he took loan of the sum of amount of Rs. 8 crore from the State Bank of India ,M. G . Avenue, Imphal for the purchase of raw materials.
But the fact is that there are no raw materials found at the Mill, which proves that clarification he made to the media is false and misleading the press.