|67.Establishment of check-posts and barriers M. VAT ACT|
67.Establishment of check-posts and barriers
If the Government considers it necessary with a view to preventing or checking evasion of tax under the Act, it may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct the establishment of check-post or the erection of a barrier or both, at such place in the State or at the border of the State as may be specified therein.
(2) The owner or person in charge or driver of a vehicle shall,——
(a) carry with him a tax invoice or a bill of sale or a delivery note or such other documents as may be prescribed, in respect of the goods carried by the vehicle;
(b) produce the documents referred to in sub-clauses (a) before any officer-incharge of check-post or barrier or any other officer authorised under sub-section (1) of section 77 and obtain the seal of such officer affixed thereon and give one copy of the bill of’ sale and delivery note or other document to the said officer and carry and retain with him the other copy until the termination of movement of goods;
(c) on entering the State, report at the first situated check-post or barrier, and while leaving the State, report at the last situated check-post or barrier and give a declaration to the said officer containing such particulars as may be prescribed in respect of the goods carried in the vehicle;
(d) stop the vehicle and keep it stationary so long as may he required by the said officer to examine the goods and inspect the records relating to the goods carried in the vehicle and which are in the possession of such driver or other person-in-charge of a vehicle, and who shall, if so required, give his name and address and the name and address of the owner of the vehicle.
(e) where any vehicle is intercepted by an officer authorised under sub-section (1) of section 77, such officer may, if he deems it necessary, direct the owner or driver or person-in-charge of the vehicle to take it to the nearest check-post or barrier or police station and the owner, driver or Person-in-charge of the vehicle shall comply with such direction.