Punjab Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema on Sunday said that the mobile wings of the State Intelligence and Preventive Units (SIPU) of the Taxation Department have imposed fines of Rs 15.37 crore to 873 vehicles seized for not having e-way bills and other required documents for the goods being carried, during the special checking drives conducted against tax evaders in the month of August.
Disclosing this here, Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema said that during the month of August, SIPU took action against 1052 vehicles, whereas, 70 cases were cases from the month of July.
He said that total penalties of Rs 15,37,30,704 were imposed in 873 cases, while in pending 249 cases fines of Rs 4.38 crore were likely to be levied.
Cheema said that out of the total fine imposed, fines to the tune of Rs 14,90,94,501 have been collected and the outstanding fine will also be recovered soon.
Highlighting the highly performing SIPU teams, the Finance Minister said that action was taken against the maximum 184 vehicles by SIPU Shambhu, 172 by SIPU Ludhiana, 158 by SIPU Patiala and 134 by SIPU Ropar.