SC to consider Lavalin case on Tuesday; case deferred 26 times so far
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will consider the SNC Lavalin case on Tuesday. The case was brought before the apex court in 2017 and was considered 26 times, but no further action was initiated.
A bench including U U Lalit, Indira Banerjee and K M Joseph will be considering the petitions related to the case on Tuesday. When the case was considered on January 12, it was postponed as Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who represented the CBI, could not appear in the court.
The supreme court will be hearing the petition filed by the CBI against the high court verdict acquitting Pinarayi Vijayan, former secretary of Power Department K Mohanachandran and former joint secretary A Francis in Lavalin case.
The top court will also consider the petitions of Kasturi Ranga Iyer, R Sivadasan and K G Rajasekharan Nair who were directed to face the trial as per the high court verdict. Later, Congress leader V M Sudheeran also joined as party in the case.
According to the case, the irregularities in the contract with SNC Lavalin company in Canada which was made for the renovation of Panniyar, Chenkulam and Pallivasal hydroelectric projects resulted in a loss of Rs 86.25 crore.