[GST Evasion] Tax collection the lifeblood of economy, prevails over personal liberty: P&H HC rejects bail plea by accused tax officer

The Court observed that "when personal liberty is pitted against a sovereign function i.e. collection of tax which is lifeblood of the economy, the latter would prevail."
[GST Evasion] Tax collection the lifeblood of economy, prevails over personal liberty: P&H HC rejects bail plea by accused tax officer
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Dismissing an excise officer's plea for anticipatory bail in a case where he has been accused of facilitating GST-evasion, Justice Avneesh Jhingan of the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently remarked:

"There is no quibble that the liberty of a person is of utmost importance. But when personal liberty is pitted against a sovereign function i.e. collection of tax which is life blood of the economy, the latter would prevail."
Punjab and Haryana High Court
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