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Raid on Flipkart warehouse firm denies

Update On :01 December 2014

Raid on Flipkart warehouse firm denies

A warehouse operated by India's largest e-commerce company Flipkart in Ghaziabad has come under the scanner of the Commercial Taxes Department of Uttar Pradesh, which has slapped a penalty of Rs 13.8 lakh on the company, accusing it of non-compliance with the rules related to import of goods. "Two trucks were bringing shoes from outside Uttar Pradesh for the Dasna-based warehouse of Flipkart. However, they were carrying more goods than they had declared. Also, we found a blank Form 38 with them, which is an issue of non-compliance," said an official of the department who was part of the raid.

Form 38 is a document that companies are required to fill when they bring products and merchandise into the state. The authorities found 171 pairs of shoes in the truck that were undeclared. The official added that the department has received several complaints against Flipkart from local traders about evasion of VAT and selling goods below maximum retail price. A Flipkart spokesperson denied the news. "This information is absolutely incorrect. We are in compliance with the laws of the land and there was no raid or seizure of goods in our Ghaziabad warehouse," said the spokesperson in an email. The official added that more e-commerce companies are under the scanner for similar violations.

News Source From : http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-11-30/news/56582796_1_flipkart-spokesperson-warehouse-goods

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