24. Assessment of sales shown in accounts at low prices.

(1) If the assessing authority is satisfied that a dealer has, with a view to evade the payment of tax, shown in his accounts, sales or purchases of any goods, at prices which are abnormally low compared to the prevailing market price of such goods, it may, at any time within a period of six years from the expiry of the year to which the tax relates, assess or reassess the dealer to the best of its judgement on the turnover of such sales or purchases after making such enquiry as it may consider necessary and after giving the dealer a reasonable opportunity to show cause against such assessment.

(2) The provisions of sub-sections (3) to (8) of section 27, shall, as far as may be, apply to assessment or re-assessment under sub-section (1) as they apply to the re-assessment of escaped turnover under sub-section (1) of section 27.