|Key accused in excise scam arrested|
GUWAHATI, April 12 - Bonty Gogoi Pegu, one of the key accused in the multi-crore-rupee tax evasion case in the excise department, was today arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department.
Gogoi Pegu, who was evading the investigators for the last few months, was picked up by the CID from her apartment located at Japorigog here around 6 am. She is the second accused to be arrested in connection with the scam after liquor trader Rajesh Jalan who is currently in judicial custody.
Gogoi Pegu, owner of BG Bonded Warehouse, was questioned for more than six hours after which she was arrested. Sources informed that the accused divulged crucial information related to the scam. “Liquor worth several crores of rupees were sold out without the payment of requisite excise tax and VAT in the name of BG Bonded Warehouse,” sources said.
Another accused Mrinal Goswami is still at large, sources said. Already two IAS officers have been questioned in connection with the case. Bonty Gogoi Pegu will be produced before the Court of Special Judge, Assam tomorrow.