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UP Rickshaw Puller Gets Tax Notice of Rs 3 Crore, Claims Fraud

Pratap Singh, the rickshaw puller, has alleged fraud and tried to file a complaint with the police.

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A rickshaw puller from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura approached the police on Sunday after receiving a notice from the Income Tax department that asked him to pay over Rs 3 crore in taxes, according to PTI.

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Pratap Singh, a resident of Amar Colony, claimed fraud and went to lodge a complain at the Highway police station.

Meanwhile, Singh has uploaded a video on social media narrating the whole incidnet and explaining what happened. He first went to a Jan Suvidha Kendra to get a PAN card made for himself. He received a coloured photocopy of the PAN card from a man called Sanjai Singh.

He could not differentiate between an actual PAN card and a coloured photocopy because he is illiterate, he explained in the video. This led to him running around in different offices to get access to his PAN card.

He believes someone impersonated him in this time and is running a business in his name, for which he has been asked to pay taxes of ₹ 3,47,54,896. The turnover for the business was ₹ 43,44,36,201.

The Station House Office (SHO), Anuj Kumar has said that no complaint has been filed yet, but the authorities are looking into the matter.

(With inputs from PTI).

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