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Bribery scam: Charge-sheeted Kamat alleges political vendetta

A day after Goa Crime Branch charge-sheeted former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in the Louis Berger bribery scam, the veteran Congress leader on Friday  denied any involvement in the case and alleged that he was being targeted due to political vendetta.

“From day one I have been saying that I have no connection in this matter of Louis Berger (bribery scam). This is a political vendetta against me,” Kamat said.

Crime Branch had named him as the “prime conspirator” in the 1000-page charge-sheet filed before a special court here on Thursday. The US-based firm was a consultant for water augmentation and sewerage pipeline laying project in Goa and Guwahati funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency. The scam allegedly took place in 2010 when Kamat was the Goa chief minister. The Crime Branch has claimed that they tracked the trail of the money that was allegedly paid to Kamat, Alemao and others.
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