GUWAHATI, Sept 26 - A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today reached Guwahati to investigate the multi-crore Louis Berger scam.
The Gauhati High Court in response of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) had directed the CBI to investigate the case in 2017.
The team led by Superintendent of Police (SP) of the anti corruption unit of the CBI is likely to question several senior Government officials in connection with the scam. The CBI team will camp in Guwahati for at least a week during which it is scheduled to question officials of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Department (GMDA).
The CBI team including the investigating officer of the case, Inspector Avinash Kumar, also met social activist Bhaben Handique, who had along with two others, filed the PIL at the Gauhati High Court seeking a probe by an independent agency.
�I handed all the information which I had acquired from the US agencies to the CBI. We had a fruitful discussion,� said Handique while talking to this correspondent.
The scam came to the fore after American company, Louis Berger, pleaded guilty before a New Jersey court of paying bribes in Assam and Goa to obtain contracts as consultants of water supply projects.