Pinarai Vijayan involved in Criminal Conspiracy, Court Notice against Kodiyeri

via published on January 23, 2009

KOCHI: The CBI stated that Vijayan along
with other accused had ‘fraudulently with dishonest intention’
of showing undue favour to SNC Lavalin entered into only a
‘non binding’
memorandum of understanding on April 25, 1998 for MCC instead
of a legally valid MOA which facilitated Lavalin to back out
from the commitment later, thereby ‘cheating the government.’
K Mohanachandran and A Francis signed the MoU and no government
order was issued authorizing K Mohanachandran to sign the
same, but there was concurrence of Vijayan,CBI said.

Lavalin, taking advantage of the non binding agreement, backed
out of the commitment after spending only about Rs 12 crore
through its consultants, thus not financing MCC to the tune
of Rs 86.25 crore.

As part of the criminal conspiracy Vijayan, Mohanachandran
and A Francis and others placed a crucial note for approval
before the council of ministers on Mar 3, 1998, after suppressing
various facts, including the fact that MOU route was dispensed
with the Union government, full report of the National Hydel
Electric power corporation was not highlighted and concurrence
of Central Electrical Authority, and obtained cabinet approval,
CBI stated.

Court notice
against Kodiyeri

T’PURAM: Crime editor Nanda Kumar
has issued a court notice to Home Minister Kodiyeri
Balakrishnan for breaching the constitution in the SNC
Lavalin case. The notice said that if the minister refuses
to quit, he will go forward with the case.

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