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Pinarayi Vijayan did not inform cabinet on deal: CBI

Thiruvananthapuram, PTI | Updated : 01 August 2013, 04:01 PM

The CBI has informed a special court here that there is evidence to link state CPI-M secretary and former power minister Pinarayi Vijayan to a corruption case.

CBI in an affidavit filed on Wednesday in the court in connection with alleged irregularities in awarding the renovation contract of three hydroelectric projects, said Vijayan had not informed the cabinet about all facts of the deal.

The affidavit was filed against Vijayan's petition, seeking to discharge him from the case.

CBI in June 2012 had filed charge sheets against nine accused in the Rs 374 crore case related to awarding of contract to Canada-based SNC Lavalin company.

The deal was finalised when Vijayan was Power Minister in 1997. He was the seventh accused in the case.

CBI also pointed out that Vijayan had gone ahead with the agreement despite being asked not to do so by the then power secretary.

The court posted the matter for further hearing on August 7.

First Published: Thursday, August 01, 2013 03:52 PM
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