Guwahati, April 13 : CBI has arrested Dr Swetabh Suman, Commissioner of Income Tax (Audit), Guwahati from Delhi in connection with a case of tax evasion and criminal conspiracy.
CBI has registered a case against the arrested Commissioner of Income Tax, Income Tax Officer (Audit) Pratap Das along with Advocate and Chartered Accountants Ramesh Goenka, Amit Goenka and Jorhat based businessman Suresh Agarwala.
According to the CBI officials, during the year 2017-18, the Commissioner of IT agreed to show undue favours to the Jorhat based businessman by passing a favourable order in an appeal arising out of assessment done in respect of M/S Win Power Infra Pvt Ltd Director Suresh Agarwala's one shell company and Swetabh Suman by abusing official position made attempts to obtain illegal gratification to the tune of Rs 50 lakh for himself and Pratap Das through the Chartered Accountants.
An FIR bearing No.RC0172018A0005 dated11.4.2018 u/s7, 11 & 12and13(2) r/w Sec 13(1)(d) of PC Act and Section 120B of IPC was registered against them.
CBI had conducted search operations in Guwahati, Jorhat, Nagaon, Delhi, Noida, Shillong, Hojai and some other places and seized Rs 40 lakh and some other incriminating documents.
Dr Swetabh Suman was earlier booked by the CBI in a disproportionate assets case in 2005 as he was allegedly threatening witnesses and tampering with evidence.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)