Kerala HC defers hearing in SNC Lavalin case

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday deferred till February second week, the hearing on a CBI revision petition in the SNC Lavalin case.

The CBI Additional Solicitor General K.M Natarajan had informed the court that he would be unable to appear for the hearing as he was pre-occupied with another case in Hyderabad.

A revision petition was filed against a CBI special court order in November 2013, discharging Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and six others from the case relating to alleged loss of Rs 374.50 crore caused to the state exchequer in the award of contract to Canadian firm SNC Lavalin for renovating three hydel projects in Kerala.

The previous Congress-led UDF government had alleged that it was Vijayan who finalised the deal with the Canadian firm when he was the Electricity Minister in E.K Nayanar-led LDF government in 1996.


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