Haflong: Debasish Saha, an absconding GST consultant who was on the run since mid of March was arrested by police at Sonapur in Kamrup (M) district on May 12.
Saha, who hails from Haflong in Dima Hasao was running a GST consulting firm under the name 'SD Associates' in Haflong town and he had over 100 clients under his consultancy.
A police complaint was lodged against him after several of his clients including contractors and businessmen noticed anomalies or mismatches in their GST accounts despite paying all liable fees to Saha.
He was earlier detained by the police back in March after his clients compelled the police to intervene in the matter. However, he was later released after assuring his clients that he will clear all the anomalies.
However, the conman did not stay true to his words and he disappeared from the town along with his family a few days later. This clearly did not go down well with his clients, who were furious at him. They responded by filing a police complaint against him at Haflong police station on 5th March.
Saha has been booked at Haflong P.S case no. 21/22 under section 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code.
Indranil Barua, the additional SP of Dima Hasao said that Saha was nabbed at Sonapur toll plaza after his phone location was traced with help of Guwahati counterparts. He added that a total of Rs. 16 crores were mismatches siphoned off by Saha from his clients.