CBI preparing to arrest 23 more such businessmen

  • Involved in alleged tax evasions

GUWAHATI : Involved in alleged tax evasions,The Central Bureau of

Investigation , CBI preparing to arrest 23 more such businessmen from Assam.

Official CBI sources said After the CBI has arrested Guwahati’s Commissioner

of Income Tax (Audit), Swetabh Suman along with an Income Tax Officer,

two CAs and a Jorhat Based Businessman, the investigating agency is now

preparing to arrest 23 more such businessmen from the region who were involved in alleged tax evasions.

Reportedly, a team of 30 to 40 sleuths of the CBI has been investigating a

case of tax evasion where multiple arrests were made and now the sleuths

are preparing to question 23 more businessmen involved in tax evasion cases.

The CBI officers apart from these businessmen have also taken many

chartered accountants into the scanner for allegedly helping the

businessmen in evading tax.

few others are under scanner of CBI

Sources also stated that some other income tax officers are also under the s

canner for being involved with the businessmen and the CAs for tax-evasion.

It has also been stated that the sleuths also questioned city-based businessman

Kailash Lohia in relation to the case as well.

Once the sleuths find adequate evidence against the officers, the investigation

team will start making arrests.

It may be mentioned that on April 13 the CBI arrested Guwahati’s Commissioner

of Income Tax (Audit), Swetabh Suman along with an Income Tax Officer Pratap

Das, two Chartered Accountants and a businessman for allegedly being involved

in a criminal conspiracy.

A case was registered against them for their involvement in a case of tax

evasion and criminal conspiracy by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The CBI said that during the year 2017-18, Swetabh Suman, Commissioner of Income Tax (Audit), Guwahati, who also has additional charge of Jorhat, was found to have been involved in a criminal conspiracy with Pratap Das, Income Tax Officer (Audit) along with Advocate and Chartered Accountants Ramesh Goenka and Amit Goenka, and a Jorhat-based businessman, Suresh Agarwala.

However, an official Press note by the ICAI stated, “ICAI, being the regulator of the profession of Chartered Accountants verified its records and found that

both the accused are not Chartered Accountants as their name do not appear

in the Register of members maintained by the ICAI.”

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