Staff Reporter

For failure to collect Rs.86 lakh tax from a transport company

PALAKKAD: Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac has said that two senior officials of the Sales Tax Department in Kozhikkode district were placed under suspension for their failure to collect Rs.86 lakh tax from a leading transport company in the State.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday the Minister said that the officials exempted the amount despite the High Court directing to collect Rs.86 lakh as tax in the company's business of car dealership.

The suspended officials are K.J. Valsalakumari, Deputy Commissioner, and P. Prathapan, Assistant Commissioner, Sales Tax Department, Kozhikkode.

The Minister said that an Inspector at Walayar check post was also placed under suspension for allowing a spirit lorry to pass through the check post, which was later seized at Ernakulam.