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‘The Accidental Prime Minister’director Vijay Gutte arrested for fraud worth Rs 34 crores

Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence arrested Vijay Gutte director of 'The Accidental Prime Minister? for GST fraud of Rs 34 crores.
(L to R:) Anupam Kher and Vijay Gutte on the sets of The Accidental Prime Minister

Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGSTI) in Mumbai arrested Nagpur based director of upcoming film The Accidental Prime Minister? Vijay Gutte for alleged Goods and Services (GST) fraud of minimum Rs 34 crores.

According to a report in The Indian Express, Vijay Gutte has been booked under Section 132 (1)(c) of the CGST Act, which involves the wrongful availment of input tax credit using bills and invoices.

According to the same report, Guttes firm VRG Digital Corp Pvt Ltd took fake invoices worth Rs 34 crores for the purpose of animation and manpower from the company ? Horizon Outsource Solutions Pvt Ltd. Interestingly, Horizon Outsource Solutions Pvt Ltd too is accused of GST fraud of over Rs 170 crores.

Gutte, who was said to be non-cooperative with the authorities over the same matter, has been sent to judicial custody at Arthur Road jail till August 14.

The remand application filed in the court as a per a leading daily, states, The accused (Gutte) had not only availed of non-existent input tax credit (ITC) but further went ahead and fraudulently claimed refund of such ITC from the GST department on the strength of such fake/ bogus invoices to defraud state exchequer.

In such cases, if the amount of wrongful refund exceeds Rs 5 crores, the accused is subject to a fine along with imprisonment of up to five years. Vijay Gutte marks his directorial debut with The Accidental Prime Minister that stars Anupam Kher as former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Photographer : Bhavesh Mahalle | Nagpur

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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