Directorate of inland revenue large quantity of cigarettes
HYDERABAD: On a credible information about non duty / taxes paid cigarettes were being moved in Hyderabad city for illegal sale. In order to curb the movement of menace of illicit cigarettes, the enforcement unit of Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation ( Inland
Revenue) Hyderabad raided the premises of a cigarette distributor in Liaquat colony of Hyderabad on 15 September 2020 at 10:30 morning and found large quantity of cartoons of cigarettes of different brands stored in godown of said premises for illegal sale. The team found no genuine records of payment of applicable duties and taxes in respect of cigarettes stored there. In absence of such documentary evidence, stock of large quantity of cigarettes were seized for further investigation which involves millions of rupees of revenue loss to national exchequer.