Court asks why CBI is partisan in IFFI probe

PTI, PANAJI | 05 May 2010 23:33 IST

A local district court has sought to know why the Central Bureau of Investigation has not interrogated others but only former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in a case of an alleged scam of IFFI infrastructure.

Parrikar was recently quizzed by the CBI in the case.

CBI is probing the scam related to building infrastructure to host the first edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in 2004. The CBI has been asked to appear before the court within a fortnight, by the District and Sessions judge after the court issued a notice to the agency.

The notice issued yesterday was in response to the petition filed by a local, Kashinath Shetye, seeking interrogation of all the 'others' involved in this case.

While building IFFI infrastructure, the then government headed by Parrikar had constitued a core committee, consisting of chief minister Digambar Kamat, Speaker Pratapsingh Rane, power minister Aleixo Sequeira, water resources minister Philip Neri Rodrigues, education minister Babush Monseratte and few others.

With the court's intervention, the CBI may have to interrogate Chief Minister Kamat, who was the member of core committee, which took IFFI-related decisions.

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What a slap on the face of CBI. Shame on you CBI. Where is the press now, sleeping?

- JAGAN, USA | 08 th August 2010 07:34

 

The Hon. Court is right in asking why all others connected should not be interrogated!

For impartial Governance the institutions like CBI should always be autonomous and care has to be taken to ensure that they can not be influenced by politicians and party in power!

- vishwas prabhudesai, loliem | 06 th May 2010 06:51

 

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