The Department of Revenue Investigation has filed a case against 16 businesspersons for evading revenue.

The DRI on Friday lodged a case at the High Court in Lalitpur against the businesspersons demanding fines and sentence as well as recovery of losses equivalent to over Rs 2.19 billion. The accused have been charged with evading over Rs 645 million in VAT and over Rs 1.55 billion in revenue.

The defendants in the case are proprietor of Anil Gupta & Associates Anil Kumar Gupta, manager of Ankush Trade & Suppliers Prabin Kumar Mahato, Bhulawan Mahara Chamar of Niki Traders, proprietor of NKD Traders Dipak Kumar Kayastha, Wakil Dewan of GN Traders, Saroj Shrestha of Subarna Trade Link, manager of Sanjaya International Enterprises Sanjaya Shrestha, Baneshwor Mahato of Amshu Trade Link, Saroj Dhakal of Komal Trade Link, proprietor of PNR Enterprises Radheshyam Prasad Sah Teli, Ratna Gopal Shrestha of Aayan Trade Link, Abhiman Mahato Kohari of Sandhya Traders, Prabin Kumar of Ankush Trade and Suppliers, Akali Hajara Dusadh of Lucky Trade Link, Muan Mahara of Muan Trading Concern and proprietor of Dibya Enterprises Ram Chandra Majhi.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 26, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.