New Delhi: The maker of Budweiser, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has been caught in another scandal. According to reports, Delhi Police have begun probing the company's alleged role in tax evasion.
The setback comes after the company received a three-year ban in the National Capital.
In July, the world's largest brewer, AB InBev, was barred from selling its beer in the New Delhi market for evading taxes. However, the company denied the allegations and appealed the order.
The allegation against AB InBev, the company that owns Budweiser and Hoegaarden, is of evasion of excise duty.
In the enquiry by the excise department, it was found that the barcodes on a set of beer bottles of the brand were duplicated. The presence of similar bar codes on various bottles meant that the company evaded tax by paying once time for certain bottles and continued to sell multiple bottles with duplicated bar codes.