A shocking case in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh was seen when a rickshaw puller reached police after he received a notice by the Income Tax (IT) department, asking him to pay over Rs 3 crore. In Mathura, Pratap Singh, a resident of Amar Colony claimed fraud and submitted his complaint at the Highway police after he got the notice from the IT department.
Anuj Kumar, Station House Office (SHO) said that no case has been registered as of now on the basis of Singh’s complaint. He further added that the police will surely look into the matter and find out the solution. Pratap Singh took to social media to upload a video in which he narrated the sequence of events.
In the month of March this year, Pratap Singh applied for a PAN card at the Jan Suvidha Kendra in Bakalpur after his bank asked him to submit the PAN card. The rickshaw puller got a coloured photocopy of his PAN card from Sanjai Singh of Bakalpur. In his video he mentioned that he is illiterate and cannot differentiate between original and coloured photocopy.
Singh informed that on October 19 he got a call from IT department asking him to pay Rs 3,47,54,896. He claimed that someone has obtained a GST number on his name and is running a business with turnover of Rs 43,44,36,201.