Can GST defaulters be granted bail or anticipatory bail?

The Supreme court upheld the view of the Telangana High Court division bench which upheld the authority of the commissioner under the CGST act to arrest the defaulters under the CGST Act and to reject any interim relief granted to the defaulters The Supreme court conferred with the above view and clarified that anticipatory bail must not be given to the defaulters.

Moreover, the Bombay High Court had granted pre arrest bail to many defaulters on the grounds that there was no FIR registered under the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure. However the Supreme Court clarified that there must be no anticipatory bail given in such cases and the view of the Telangana High Court was upheld.

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