Officials grill daily worker in TN, alleging she evaded Rs 1 cr tax
G Krishnaveni, who works in a shoe factory in Ambur, was puzzled when officials from the Trade Tax Department visited him.
In a strange incident in the village of Melmittalam in Ambur, Tirupattur district, officials from the trade tax department visited a 44-year-old woman on daily wages, alleging that she had not paid 1 crore rupees for a business she ran in Tambaram. G Krishnaveni (44) and her husband Govidasamy, who had worked as daily gamblers in a shoe factory in Ambur for many years, were puzzled during this visit and did not even know where Tambaram was.
At around 11:30 a.m. on August 31, some officials in a state government car came to the village of Melmidalam in search of Krishnaveni and the officials told the villagers that they were seeking to investigate her for tax evasion of a crore of Rs. Villagers in Melmidalam who were surprised to hear this questioned officials and reportedly learned that, according to records, Krishnaveni owns a warehouse that sells scrap metal and also runs a scrap metal business. leather in Tambaram of Chennai. Officials further told the puzzled villagers that Krishnaveni cheated the trade tax department of Rs 1 crore by failing to make the payments.
Afterwards, Krishnaveni and her husband who were in a dilemma told officials that they did not even know where Tambaram is located and that they do not own any business. Krishnaveni also assured officials that she and her husband worked daily and had only been to Chennai a few times for hospital treatment.
While tax officials visited Krishnaveni in the village, she was fired from her daily job, Krishnaveni told media.
Meanwhile, officials from the Commercial Tax Department, upon investigation, discovered that criminals had used Krishnaveni’s government documents such as the Aadhaar card to illegally run the business in Chennai.
After an investigation, authorities confirmed that neither Krishnaveni nor his family had any ties to Chennai businesses and had escaped paying the tax.