December 9, 2022

The Bengaluru metropolis police has registered a case towards a pub proprietor and his workers for allegedly assaulting a Items and Service Tax (GST) official.

The complainant within the case, Vinay Nandal, a GST inspector and resident of Domlur, mentioned the incident befell after midnight on November 5, when he was at Comfortable Brew pub in Koramangala.

In line with the grievance, Vinay went to the pub at 8 pm. Round 10.30 pm, an individual got here to him and requested who he was, to which Vinay recognized himself as a GST officer. Then, round 12.30 am, pub proprietor Rakesh Gowda got here as much as him and requested him to pay the invoice. Over the subsequent half-hour, Gowda, bouncers and others assuming Vinay was a pretend GST officer, sought his ID card.

When Vinay refused to offer any identification, Rakesh and his workers took him to a room the place they allegedly assaulted him for 3 hours earlier than letting him go.

The police has registered a case beneath Sections 323 (Voluntarily inflicting harm), 342 (Wrongful confinement), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace) and 506 (Punishment for legal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code towards Rakesh Gowda and others.

A police officer at Koramangala police station mentioned pub homeowners are continuously confronted by pretend GST officers who don’t pay the invoice. The officer claimed some actual officers additionally don’t pay payments at pubs.

On this particular case, whether or not the struggle began over invoice fee or different points is but to be ascertained.

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