Last Updated: August 21, 2022, 15:06 IST
A daily wage earner in Bihar was stunned when he was recently slapped with a notice from the Income Tax department which ordered him to pay “dues” of Rs 37.5 lakh. Girish Yadav, a resident of Maghauna village in Khagaria district, who earns about Rs 500 a day, has approached the police station concerned.
“We have lodged a case and started investigations based on the information shared by Girish. Prima facie it seems a case of fraud”, said Purendra Kumar, the Station House Officer of Alauli police station. The SHO said the complainant has received the notice against a PAN number issued in his name.
“Girish says he performs menial jobs in Delhi where he had once tried to get a PAN card made through a tout. He never heard from the tout again”, said the SHO. Moreover, in the notice, Girish has been said to be associated with a company based in Rajasthan. But he insists that he has never been to that state”, added the SHO.