GUWAHATI, Jan 20 - The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has today filed a part chargesheet in connection with the Rs 40 crore tax evasion scam in the State Excise Department.
The investigators have named prime accused Rajesh Jalan in the chargesheet which was filed with the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup (Metro).
Jalan, according to the chargesheet, has deprived the State exchequer of revenue worth more than Rs 40 crore, in connivance with a number of other co-accused, including top officials of the Excise Department.
Two other accused � Bonti Gogoi Pegu and Mrinal Goswami � are presently on the run, top CID sources told this reporter. Bonti Gogoi Pegu, according to the investigators, is presently stationed outside the country.
Sources claimed that although the first chargesheet has named Jalan alone, more arrests could follow soon.
Jalan is currently in judicial custody and his bail petition was rejected by the Gauhati High Court recently.
The tax evasion case (54/15) of BG bonded warehouse was registered under section 120(B), 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code.
The CID had recently questioned a number of top government officials, including Nagaon Deputy Commissioner Shamser Singh and Lower Assam Commissioner Ahmed Hussain.