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CBI denies questioning Himanta Biswa Sarma in bribery case

November 05, 2018 23:30

The Central Bureau of Investigation denied on Monday reports that it has questioned Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in connection with its probe into the multi-crore Louis Berger bribery scam case.

CBI spokesperson R K Gaur dismissed reports that Sarma was questioned by the agency in connection with the case as reported by some news organisations.

"No such questioning has taken place as reported in a section of the media," Gaur said.

In its order on September 1, 2017, the Gauhati high court had asked the CBI to take over the probe, saying the state police's investigation was not satisfactory.

It is alleged that US-based Louis Berger had adopted illegal means for obtaining three water supply projects in Goa and Guwahati.

Unidentified officials of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority, the 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.  -- PTI

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