The sales tax department of Chandigarh administration is reportedly being cheated of lakhs by private sales tax agents every year. Barely 12 days after the arrest of two agents, Ashwani Shamra and Vipin Kumar, CBI has booked a leading sale tax agent Vikram Thakur of Sector 35 and claimed to detect a loss of more than Rs 50 lakh to the state exchequers. Agents, Ashwani and Vipin were arrested by vigilance wing of Chandigarh administration on May 24 for cheating sale tax department.
The role of some senior sales tax department officials is also under the radar of CBI but their names were not mentioned in the FIR. A team of CBI sleuths have also raided the office and house of accused Thakur in Sector 35 and seized large number of documents on Monday.