GUWAHATI, Jan 6 - The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police probing the Louis Berger bribery case has told the Gauhati High Court that it was in touch with the International Police Cooperation Cell of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to facilitate a video talk conference with the Department of Justice, United States of America.
In an affidavit filed by the Special Superintendent of Police of CID, the investigating agency informed the court that Washington DC had earlier agreed to share the relevant information with them (CID) and also requested to arrange an initial video talk.
The CID had registered a case (41/15) in the year 2015 following a complaint from one Bhaben Handique and two others. This came 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.
Handique had also filed a public interest litigation alleging that the investigation into the case has been tardy.
The court today directed the CID to submit the status and feasibility of the video conference in four week�s time.