CBI takes over probe into Assam's Louis Berger bribery scam

The CBI has taken over the probe into the Louis Berger bribery scam in Assam on the orders of the Gauhati High Court, and registered an FIR.

Published: 29th September 2017 12:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2017 12:18 AM   |  A+A-

CBI main office in New Delhi | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The CBI has taken over the probe into the Louis Berger bribery scam in Assam on the orders of the Gauhati High Court, and registered an FIR.

Unidentified officials of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority and US-based multinational company Louis Berger International and the Assam government have been booked on charges of criminal conspiracy and corruption, according to the CBI FIR.

In its order on September 1, the Gauhati High Court had asked the CBI to take over the probe, saying the state police's investigation was not satisfactory.

The court order had come on a petition alleging that the company adopted illegal means for obtaining three water supply projects in Goa and Guwahati.

"It is stated by the petitioners that the penalty of 1.71 crore US dollars was imposed on the company (in the US)," it had said while handing over the probe to the CBI.

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