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2023 (1) TMI 677 - HC - GST
Validity of SCN - It is the specific case of writ petitioner that an audit under Section 65 of C-G & ST and proceedings pursuant to a SCN under Section 74 read with Rule 142 (1) of CG & ST Rules thereunder cannot proceed simultaneously - HELD THAT:- The inspection was on 16.03.2020 and the first impugned notice was issued on 30.08.2022 this being a notice qua audit under Section 65 of TN-G & ST Act , the SCN dated 18.10.2022 was issued thereafter. Therefore, the SCN qua Section 74 of C-G & ST Act is post notice for audit under Section 65. This by itself douses the primary argument of the writ petitioner.
It is well open to the writ petitioner to make it clear that the documents have already been submitted and that the same has been articulated/captured in the show cause notice itself.
There is nothing to demonstrate that when the audit under Section 65 has been kick started by way of a notice, show cause notice under section 74 is impermissible. Therefore, it is not necessary to even dilate on the principles governing interference by a writ Court qua show cause notice - Petition dismissed.