Sales Tax Official held in Excise Scam
The CID on Tuesday arrested Niru Das Medhi, Inspector in-charge of Sales Tax Department, in connection with the multi-crore-rupee tax evasion scam in the Excise Department.
Sources said those in the to-be-arrested list may include officials who claimed to be the ‘whistleblowers’ in the scam.
The CID probing the scam in the excise department has already arrested liquor trader Rajesh Jalan, BG Bonded Warehouse owner Bonty Gogoi, Excise Deputy Commissioner Pranjal Bora and Excise Deputy Superintendent Amarendra Nath.
Apart from them, the investigating agency has also filed charge-sheet against excise superintendent Ajay Bayan and excise inspector Bijoy Das. Two IAS officials, including Shamsher Singh and Ahmed Hussain, were also quizzed in connection with the case.