Louis Berger case: Kamat granted interim bail

Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat, who is accused of accepting bribes from Louis Berger officials to implement a Rs.1,031 crore worth project, was on Wednesday granted interim bail until August 7 by a local court.

Kamat, had approached the court on Wednesday seeking anticipatory bail, even as media reports suggested that Anand Wachsundar, director of the compromised project for which the bribe of $976,630 was paid by Louis Berger officials in 2010, could be made a government approver in the bribery case.

Louis Berger was part of a consortium that eventually won a contract to execute a multi-billion dollar water and sewerage project funded by the Japan International Co-operation Agency.

Two people, including the director of the JICA-funded project Anand Wachasundar and former India head of Louis Berger Satyakam Mohanty have already been arrested, while Congress legislator Kamat, and then Public Works Department (PWD) minister Churchill Alemao, who served in Kamat cabinet at the time, have been questioned on more than one occasion.

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