Digambar's bail order on Wed, Churchill-Mohanty's on Mon

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 14 August 2015 13:31 IST

Order on former chief minister Digambar Kamat’s anticipator bail application would be delivered on Wednesday 19 August.

Two more orders on bail applications would however be delivered on Monday, 17 August – former PWD minister Churchill Alemao and Satyakam Mohanty, former vice president of Louis Berger (India).

The whole state is curious to know the outcome of Kamat’s bail plea since the police intends to arrest him.

Alemao was already arrested on 5 August and has now been sent to seven-day judicial custody yesterday, after serving police custody for eight days.

Mohanty was also arrested on 3 August and sent to 14-day judicial custody on 7 August.

The special court at Panaji, dealing with corruption cases, yesterday dismissed the first bail application among all, filed by Raichand Soni, the hawala-operator who transferred the bribe money from US to Goa.

Since his arrest on 7 August, Soni is still in the police custody.

A M Wachasundar, suspended project director of JICA-funded project in Goa, was the first one to be arrested in the Louis Berger bribery case on 27 July and was also the first one to withdraw his bail application.

He was then remanded to judicial custody on 5 August and has then deposed before the magistrate, admitting that bribes were paid to Kamat and Alemao.

All these accused, including two heavyweight politicians, are facing corruption charges in the Louis Berger bribery case.

US-based Louis Berger International Inc. has admitted before the Department of Justice in New Jersey of having paid bribes of around Rs six core to ‘a’ minister and government officials in Goa.

The consultancy firm is executing augmentation of water supply and sewerage project in Goa, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The crime branch of Goa police is investigating into the case since 21 July, the day FIR was filed.

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Why the head Thief ( Digu K) still not arrested? Who can answer this Q?

- Filip ferns, Morji | 15 th August 2015 11:16


Why only a few thieves of JICA money are inside and this conspirator is outside? When is Kamat boarding the band-wagon? It's not enough they should be arrested, they should confiscate their assets pending inquiry and final say in this case. Looks like these people have legal money printing machines at home. From where they amassed their wealth?

- Satu, Goa | 14 th August 2015 18:30


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