Rule 132 of ‘Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules 2017’: Power to Summon Persons to give Evidence and Produce Documents (Anti-Profiteering)
Provisions under Rule 132 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Rules, 2017 relating to “Power to Summon Persons to give Evidence and Produce Documents (Anti-Profiteering)”, as per CGST (2nd Amendment) Rules 2017 notified by CBEC on 28 June 2017, applicable w.e.f. 1 July 2017, are as under:
CGST Rule 132: Power to Summon Persons to give Evidence and Produce Documents (Chapter-XV: Anti-Profiteering)
(1) The Director General of Safeguards, or an officer authorised by him in this behalf, shall be deemed to be the proper officer to exercise the power to summon any person whose attendance he considers necessary either to give evidence or to produce a document or any other thing under section 70 and shall have power in any inquiry in the same manner, as provided in the case of a civil court under the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908).
(2) Every such inquiry referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be deemed to be a judicial proceedings within the meaning of sections 193 and 228 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).