Writ Courts should not ordinarily interfere with power of arrest of GST officers: Supreme Court

The Court further made it clear that ordinarily the Court should not impose any conditions before effecting arrest under Section 69 of the GST Act.
 Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra
Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra

The Supreme Court recently observed that the power of officers under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act 2017 (GST Act) to arrest a person could be termed as statutory in character and a writ court should not ordinarily interfere with exercise of such power [State of Gujarat v. Choodamani Parmeshwaran Iyer and Another].

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