CBI starts probe of multi-crore Louis Berger scam in Assam

CBI starts probe of multi-crore Louis Berger scam in Assam

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Oct 2017

Guwahati, Oct 12 (IBNS): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday started probe into the multi-crore Louis Berger scam in Assam.

A team of the prime investigating agency headed by an inspector collected information, documents from three petitioners who filed petition before the Gauhati High court to seek a high level probe into the muti-crore rupees scam.

“We had provided all the documents accessed from the US company Louis Berger to the investigating agency. We hope the investigation will unearth the entire scam,” a petitioner Bhaben Handique said.

The CBI team had also collected information of the scam from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) office.

Earlier, the Gauhati High Court had directed CBI to probe the multi-crore rupees scam.

The court directed CBI to probe the scam after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam police failed to file charge sheet of the scam before the court.

Sources said that, the CBI probe may be invite trouble to some bureaucrats and political leaders, who accepted crore of rupees bribe from the New Jersey based company to award contracts for big water supply project in Guwahati.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

CBI starts probe of multi-crore Louis Berger scam in Assam

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