Telugu film actor Mahesh Babu has had a bitter experience with the GST officials.
The officials seized Rs 42 lakhs from the actor's bank account for evading service tax for the 2007-08 financial year.
The officials said that the actor owed the department a total of Rs 73 lakhs, and so he still needed to pay Rs 31 lakhs.
They also revealed that they had seized Rs 31 lakhs from the Axis Bank account of the actor, and the remaining from his ICICI Bank account.
The department had issued notices to the actor about the shortfall in payment in 2010, and an order was passed asking the actor to pay the dues in 2012. The actor preferred to appeal against the order in the Central Excise and Service Tax Tribunal. However the tribunal upheld the order.