GUWAHATI, April 17 - The CBI today sought permission from court to get voice samples of all the accused � including Income Tax Commissioner Swetabh Suman � who were examined by forensic experts to establish their alleged role in the Rs 50 lakh bribery case.
During investigation, the CBI had collected voice samples of an alleged telephonic conversation between Suman and businessman Suresh Agarwalla wherein the deal was apparently discussed. This would be matched by the voice samples that are to be collected.
The Court of Special Judge, CBI (Assam), however, reserved April 20 as the date for the next hearing but went on to extend the remand period of all the accused by another three days.
The CBI had last week arrested Suman, Income Tax officer Pratap Das, chartered accountant Ramesh Goenka and a man named Pranjal Sarma, who was in possession of the seized cash. The Income Tax officers were represented by advocate Bijon Kumar Mahajan, while advocate Anil Bhattacharya represented Goenka in the court.