Saturday, November 27, 2010

More facts about Lavalin: The Income Tax Department's affidavit on Pinarayi Vijayan

Because the SNC-Lavalin case is now being raked up again by the mainstream media in Kerala, obviously in the wake of the upcoming Assembly elections, it may be instructive to go back to the board and get some things clear.

The allegation levelled against Pinarayi Vijayan by the media and political opponents in the case is that he earned a commission from SNC Lavalin, Canada and invested the money in a Singapore-based benami company. Further, it was alleged that the expenses for the study of Pinarayi's son in Bangalore and Birmingham were funded with graft money.

What very few people know is that, acting upon a complaint in this regard, the Directorate General of Income Tax (Investigation) investigated this matter in great detail and had submitted an affidavit in the Kerala High Court dated 24-07-2008. This affidavit is now available and I am attaching a copy of the same below. What this affidavit does is to completely reject the abovesaid allegations.

Eternal doubters will still be there, but the vacuity of allegations against the CPM in this case needs to be exposed fully. The Lavalin case is clearly one of the most important right-wing conspiracies against the CPM in the recent times. It needs to be defeated at any cost.

See the affidavit below; my comments below. Throughout, Respondent Number 4 is Pinarayi Vijayan. The petitioner is T. P. Nandakumar, the editor of an atrocious tabloid called CRIME.

Click on each page to enlarge.

There is no entity called "Kamala International" in Singapore...


The gist of allegations are listed here as 4 points. See Point number 10.

How was the education of Pinarayi's children financed? The department discusses in great detail.

Did Pinarayi build a palatial mansion with the money? Communists are not supposed to even paint their houses, if we go by the media...

Other allegations are also incorrect.

Now, read the revelations in this affidavit along with the following news reports on another report filed by the CBI in the court.
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Lavalin: No evidence of any financial transactions, says CBI

Kochi: The CBI has informed the special court that there are no evidences on any financial transactions between CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and the middlemen in the SNC Lavlin case. The CBI filed a statement as per the direction of the court on a petition filed by Crime magazine editor T P Nandakumar.

The CBI also questioned Nasar who acted as a middleman in the Lavlin deal. They also sought the help of Interpol to question Dileep Rahulan. The investigation so far had not revealed any evidence on financial transaction, CBI said.

The statement also states that the investigation against former electricity minister G Karthikeyan is in the final stage. Earlier, CBI in its report, said that the deal was signed without fulfilling all the norms. The report also states that the deal imposed a big loss to the government exchequer.

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from TIMES OF INDIA

CBI unlikely to conduct further investigation against Pinarayi
PTI, Apr 17, 2010, 09.13pm IST

KOCHI: The CBI on Saturday told a special court that it might be "improper" to conduct further probe against CPM state secretary and former minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a graft case.

Vijayan is listed as the seventh accused in the case relating to award of contracts to renovate three hydel projects to Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin in 1998 when he was the power minister.

The investigating agency had filed a chargesheet against Vijayan in the case.

The CPM leader had filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging even the authority and competence of the Kerala Governor in granting sanction under Section 197 CrPC to prosecute him and it was pending before the Apex Court, the CBI said.

"It is therefore submitted that it may also be improper on the part of the prosecution to conduct further investigation against Vijayan at this stage which may cause an apprehension regarding the impartial and unbiased investigation carried out in this case by CBI," the probe agency said in a counter affidavit filed on a petition by 'Crime' editor T P Nandakumar.

The allegations pertain to "showing undue favour" to Lavalin in the awarding of renovation and modernisation contracts of Pallivasal, Sengulum and Panniar hydel projects.

On further investigation against former Congress leader and UDF minister G Karthikeyan, CBI said it was in the final stages and the report would be submitted to the court.

The petitioner's contention that vital aspects in the case were omitted during investigation by CBI was far from truth, the agency said.

6 comments:

  1. നന്ദി.

    ഇതിനെക്കുറിച്ച് ചെറിയ ഒരു പോസ്റ്റ് ഇട്ടിട്ടുണ്ട്.

    http://jagrathablog.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-post_8182.html

    ഫേസ്‌ബുക്കിലും ബസ്സിലും ലിങ്ക് ഷെയര്‍ ചെയ്തിട്ടുമുണ്ട്.

    കൂടുതല്‍ പേരിലേക്ക് സത്യം എത്തട്ടെ.

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  2. He is a real polititian. He sacrifices cruel attack by police in the emergency, imposed by devil indira. When he was as the minister of electricity, he was named the best electricity minister in Kerala for an outstanding performance for implementing power projects on warfooting bases to overcome the powershortage which gives a.k. antony ruled out Kerala in the year 1996. It causes kerala the power surplus state in India on 2001 and take away power cut and load shedding. Kerala is still going on with power surplus state.

    mohamed sadath

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  3. പെരുങ്കള്ളന്‍March 13, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    ഞാനും വിശ്വസിച്ചു. പിണറായി നയാ പൈസ കട്ടിട്ടില്ല. കുഞ്ഞാലിക്കുട്ടി പെണ്ണും പിടിച്ചിട്ടില്ല. മാധ്യമങ്ങള്‍ ജനങ്ങളെ കഴുതകളാക്കി കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നു.

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  4. ayyo paavam 'perungallan'angu vishamam aayi poyi.... ithra naalum undakkiya pukamara pettennu maari pokunnu...

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  5. കള്ളക്കഥ പോളിഞ്ഞതിന്റെ വൈക്ലബ്യം കൊലീബിയുടെ കൂട്ടികൊടുപ്പുകര്‍ക്ക്

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  6. Beef ban is creating a great impact especially in kerala, I'm from Tamil Nadu, on sunday a keralite student was beaten by abvp activists, I hope that CM Kerala will take a right descision among with his ministers and request the central government to lift the ban as it is going to affect the kerala state more. Now the ball is in BJP court. Lets see what they are going to do. till Then Peace !!!!!!

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