Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday said those involved in the US firm Louis Berger bribery scandal will not get any pardon from his government. “Those who are involved in corruption at the cost of state would not be pardoned. It is our duty to help police in investigation and we should encourage it,” Parsekar said.
“The Louis Berger (bribery case) is aptly handled by police. This is because they are given a free hand by government,” he told the Legislative Assembly. The US company allegedly bribed the ministers to win consultancy for water augmentation and sewerage line project executed under JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) funding.
The crime branch which is probing the case today quizzed former chief minister and Congress leader Digambar Kamat and former PWD minister Churchill Alemao in this regard. Police already arrested A Wachasunder, a senior official who headed the controversial JICA water project in Goa that is at the centre of the pay off case.