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CONFISCATE OCTROI EVADERS’ GOODS, NOT THEIR VEHICLES, SAY TRADERS

octori-1Traders are battling the civic administration to ensure that octroi evaders get only their goods confiscated and not the vehicles. The traders are even planning to go to Court if MCGM does not stop seizing their vehicles. While MCGM admits that MCGM could not confiscate the vehicles, sources said the vehicles are taken to ensure that the traders return to pay the fines. MCGM Commissioner Jairaj Phatak however has stated that the number of goods seized is so much that it is impractical to offload them and keep them on civic premises.

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