GUWAHATI, Nov 2 - The CID has arrested a father-son duo who own a coal depot in Byrnihat area in connection with the seizure of illegally transported coal in the city.
The accused � Om Prakash Sharma and Pankaj Sarma � were produced in a court on Saturday and sent to three days� custody. They hail from Rajasthan and were staying at Nongpoh. �We had caught a coal-laden truck at Koinadhora on October 29. The driver could not produce any document. The trail led us to the depot in Byrnihat. The coal was loaded from this depot,� said CID DSP Deba Dutta.
The accused did not have valid papers to run the depot, and CID sleuths said there was around 90 tonnes of coal in the depot. The CID also slapped notices on three more people who own depots there to produce documents. So far, the CID has seized 19 trucks of coal illegally transported through the city.