Crime Branch summons Wachasundar in JICA bribery case

CNN-IBN, PANAJI | 21 July 2015 20:08 IST

The Goa crime branch has started the investigation into the Louis Berger bribery scam over allegations of kickbacks for a water development project sanctioned under the Congress government in Goa in 2010.

The agency has on Tuesday summoned AM Wachasundar, project director of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the company which was part of the consortium behind the water project.

The Goa crime branch summoned AM Wachasundar, project director of JICA, the company which was part of the consortium behind the water project.

Wachasundar served as a chief engineer in the Public Works Department in Goa and was later appointed as the JICA's project director. He was summoned by Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday, and asked to submit a report on the case by Tuesday.

Amid the controversy, former Congress minister Churchill Alemao, who was allegedly bribed by US firm Louis Berger, has claimed that he’s being framed in the case, calling it a political conspiracy.

Alemao was the Public Works Department minister at the time the US-based company had won a water project in the state.

 

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