Surat: absconding accused arrested in GST scam worth more than one crore


The crime branch has arrested the absconding accused in the GST scam of more than one crore. The accused Asraf Khimani used to make fake bills to the co-accused. The accused named Nitin Maheshwar, Mahesh Rathi and Arvind Vora have also been arrested in this fake bill case.

Crime was registered on 28 December 2022

Surat Crime Branch has got great success in nabbing the absconding accused of GST fraud. Asraf Satar Khimani, the absconding accused in the Rs 1,16,51,962 GST scam, has been arrested by the crime branch. The case was registered on 28 December 2022. The investigation of this crime was handed over to the Echo Cell.

As per the complaint filed by the prosecutor, accused Nitin Maheshwar, Arvind Vora, Mahesh Rathi and Ashraf Khimani entered into a criminal conspiracy and created a fake firm named Rudra Enterprises. Then he cheated the government by obtaining a GST number, by not paying GST tax of Rs.1,16,51,992 and by making some false bills.

Earlier, chartered account holders Nitin Maheshwar, Arvind Vora and Mahesh Rathi were arrested by the police in this case. In which Mahesh Rathi had told the name of Ashraf in front of the police regarding this scam. After which the investigating police arrested Asraf Khimani.

On interrogation of Asraf, the accused disclosed that he had given 95 fake bills to the co-accused. The accused made a fake bill and deposited the amount in his bank account. Out of which two and a half percent commission was deducted and the remaining payment was given to Mahesh Rathi. Further investigation is being done by the Crime Branch to ascertain from where the accused used to make the bills of exchange and from where he got so many bills.

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