Guwahati: Former Assam chief minister
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Monday dared his successor Tarun Gogoi
to order a CBI probe into the multi-crore LOC scandal in the
"I am not afraid of any probe. Let there be a fresh
CBI probe and the truth will be revealed", Mahanta, a two-time
chief minister, told reporters here.
Mahanta was reacting to the statement made recently by
chief minister Tarun Gogoi alleging that he was involved in
the multi crore scandal and had escaped conviction from the
CBI "through the back door".
The then Assam governor in 1996 during Mahanta`s AGP
regime had refused permission to the CBI to prosecute him in
face of lack of evidence.
The former chief minister said the LOC scandal did not
figure first during his regime but had come to light during
the Congress rule prior to 1995 under the then chief minister
"If there is a probe then the involvement of Congress
leaders will come to light and I do not think Gogoi has the
courage to do so", he said.