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ED files charge sheet against two former Goa CMs Kamat, Alemao

Enforcement Directorate has filed a ‘chargesheet’ before the special court constituted under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against former Congress chief minister Digambar Kamat and former CM Churchill Alemao in connection with an alleged money laundering case.

“The court has taken cognisance of the matter, and it has been listed for August 28 wherein the accused Digambar Kamat and Churchill Alemao have been summoned… The complaint filed by the ED is like a chargesheet,” special public prosecutor G D Kirtani representing the ED told reporters.

In the charge sheet the directorate has pleaded to order the confiscation of proceeds of crime/properties (worth Rs 1.95 crore) provisionally attached by the ED in March 2017 in accordance with the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

In August 2015, the directorate had registered an ‘enforcement case information report’ under the PMLA in connection with the multi-crore Louis Berger bribery scam.

The case was registered based on the first information report registered by the crime branch of the Goa police on July 21, 2015.

ED had attached moveable and immovable properties worth Rs 1.95 crore of Kamat and Alemao which was registered against the then state ministers and other officials.

The officials of the Louis Berger; the Nihon Suido Consultants Company Ltd, Japan; the NGS Consultants Company Ltd, Japan; the Shah Technical Consultancy Company Ltd, India, government officials and hawala operators had been examined during the investigation, an ED official informed.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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