GUWAHATI, March 5 - All the six Enforcement department officials summoned by the CID in connection with illegal coal trade preferred to skip the questioning today even as the investigation agency issued another notice asking the District Transport Officer (Enforcement) Prasenjit Ghosh to appear on March 7 with all the documents related to check-gates.
The Enforcement officials of the Kamrup (Metro), it has been learnt, refrained from making the appearance even without giving any prior notice to the CID.
�It was only around 4:30 pm that four of the six Enforcement officials faxed a message expressing their inability to appear. While two of them cited viral fever as the reason, two others claimed that they were not able to appear due to unavoidable personal and family issues,� sources in the CID said.
�There was no communication from the remaining two till late evening,� sources said.
The summoned officials include enforcement inspector Chitra Kumar Nath and assistant enforcement inspectors Tapuram Bora, Anurag Sandilya and Bedanta Gogoi. The other two officers are Madhab Neog and Mrigendra Sarma, both enforcement checkers.
�As per rule, we would fix another date and if they still do not comply to the summons, necessary action would be initiated as mandated by law,� sources opined.
The CID is probing the case after seizure of two overloaded trucks laden with coal, one of them operating without any valid documents and owned by Kuldip Singh, who was recently arrested by police on similar charges.
An internal report of the Assam Police recently attested that many overloaded trucks of illegal operators ply with smuggled coal under the very nose of the enforcement agencies as part of the nexus.