Published On: Mon, Apr 11th, 2016

Commercial Tax Asst Commissioner attacked for asking to pay tax

Mathura: An Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax Department (CTD) and his staff were injured after they were allegedly attacked with bricks by traders when they were asked to pay taxes.

Representative Image- The traders attacked the officer and his staff with bricks.

Representative Image- The traders attacked the officer and his staff with bricks.

The incident happened on Saturday night on Naujheel Bajna Road when Ashok Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of CTD asked the traders, transporting two wheat-laden trucks to Delhi without valid papers, to pay taxes.

The traders attacked the officer and his staff with bricks and broke the window panes of his official car.

Kamlesh Yadav Joint, Commissioner Commercial Tax (flying squad) accused the police of inaction and being mute spectators to the crime, saying that Kumar had call records to prove he had called police for help from the spot.

“The police team from Bajna police outpost, instead of taking action against law breakers, remained stationary about 500 metres away and did not come to the rescue of the commercial taxes team, in spite of repeated requests from Ashok Kumar,” Yadav alleged.

An FIR has been registered against 25 persons including seven named (from Bajna), for brick-batting, obstructing official work, damaging official vehicle and making deadly attack on the team, at Naujheel police station,” he said.

However, the Superintendent of police refuted the allegations.

“Had the officer asked for help from any senior police officer of the district, they would have certainly extended help in time,” SP (rural) Arun Kumar Singh said.

PTI

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