In a major turn of events, the director of the film The Accidental Prime Minister, Vijay Ratnakar Gutte has been arrested by the Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGSTI) in Mumbai.
The arrest is being blamed on the alleged Goods and Services Tax (GST) fraud of at least Rs 34 crores.
It need be mentioned that Vijay Gutte is also the son of sugar baron Ratnakar Gutte.
It has emerged that Vijay Gutte’s firm, VRG Digital Corp Pvt Ltd, has been accused of taking “fake invoices” involving GST of Rs 34 crore for animation and manpower services.
The services were received from one Horizon Outsource Solutions Pvt Ltd.
This company, sources said, has come under the scanner of the government agency for GST fraud of over Rs 170 crore.
A Mumbai court has sent Vijay Gutte to judicial custody at Arthur Road jail till August 14.>