Uttar Pradesh police was approached on Sunday after the Income Tax department served him with a notice asking him to pay more than Rs 3 crore. 

A resident of Amar Colony, Pratap Singh who belongs to the Bakalpur area in Mathura has filed a complaint at the Highway police station claiming fraud after he received the IT department's notice.  

Station House Officer (SHO) Anuj Kumar said as of now no case has been registered on Pratap Singh's complaint but police will look into the matter.

Mr Singh, meanwhile, has uploaded a video clip on social media in which he has described the sequence of events that led him to file the complaint. 

On March 15, Pratap Singh had applied for a PAN card, at the Jan Suvidha Kendra in Bakalpur which is owned by Tej Prakash Upadhyay. He was asked by his bank to submit documents to Upadhyay. 

Following the submission of documents, he recorded a coloured photocopy of the PAN card from one Sanjai Singh (mobile no. 9897762706) of Bakalpur.

In the video clip, Pratap Singh stated that he is illiterate and thus, he could not understand the difference between an original PAN card and a coloured photocopy of the same. 

He had to run from pillar to post for about three months to get his PAN card, the rickshaw puller said, adding that he got a call from the IT officials on 19 October and was served with a notice that asked him to pay ₹ 3,47,54,896.

The rickshaw puller said that the IT officials told him that someone had impersonated him and using his PAN card had obtained a GST number. Since then he has been running a business in Pratap Singh's name and the turnover of the trader for the year 2018-19 was ₹ 43,44,36,201.

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