Centre moves Supreme Court over clarification on power to arrest of GST officers

Shruti Mahajan May 27 2019
article 370

The Central government has moved the Supreme Court seeking a clarification on the powers of the officers under the Central Goods and Service Tax Act (GST Act) to arrest accused persons without the filing of First Information Report (FIR).

In two Special Leave Petitions, the Central government has challenged the orders of the Bombay High Court in this regard. The High Court had held that an accused cannot be arrested without following the procedure as laid down under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), especially the requirement of registration . . .

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