Shimla, Feb 9
The Himachal Pradesh Government feeling the pinch of unilateral closure of the two cement plants in Himachal Pradesh have knocked the door of Adani stores smelling alleged irregularities in its taxation payment.
Perhaps, the State government seemed to have decided to twist the arm of Adani conglomerate and sisters concern, by taking such action.
Adani group in Himachal Pradesh has been working from apple retailership to State government supplies to Cement. Now the Sukhu government seems to have worked out various ways where the b biggest industrial house could not run away from Goverment wrath.
It has been also been learnt that  mining lease was extended to Adani Cement after acquisition of India’s second biggest Cement plants but the company is not using the mining fields, this rendering massive loss of royalty to the State.
Report arriving here said that State Excise and Taxation team on Wednesday raided the business establishments of Adani Group in Himachal Pradesh.  These teams carried out search at Adani Wilmar Group stores located in industrial area of Solan district.  The team of South Enforcement Zone of Excise Department had reached the Adani store. The teams inspected the stock and godown and checked for the relevant documents.
It is being told that non-payment of Tax Liability in cash is the basis of suspicion in the investigation.  The search of incrementing documents in the godowns continued till late night.
A total of 7 companies of Adani Group are working in Himachal.  Apart from cold stores of fruits,  Adani Group companies also supply grocery items on a large scale in the state.  Along with civil supplies in the state, Adani Group also supplies goods to the police department.
Most of the agreements with Adani Group for supply of goods to government departments were done during the previous BJP government.
After the change of power in Himachal, the relations between the current Congress government and Adani Group are not going very well.  Adani Group has closed its cement plant operations in Himachal for the past two months due to the ongoing dispute with truck operators over freight charges.
The state government headed by Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has made several attempts to mediate between the two sides, but no solution has been found, as both sides are adamant on their respective stand.
The CM has said that due to the obstinate attitude of the Adani Group, the dispute could not be resolved. Himachal Industries Minister Harshvardhan Chauhan has also said that the state government is planning taking legal opinion for action against Adani Group.
It has been learnt that state government has tightened the noose to build pressure on the cement plants management to negotiate with truckers.


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