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SC to hear Lavalin case on Monday

Kochi: The Lavalin case involving Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will come up before the Supreme Court on Monday.
The case is coming up before a division bench of the court about five months after the Apex Court had adjourned it.
The case has seen at least 30 adjournments since 2018 when the CBI had challenged the acquittal of Pinarayi Vijayan by the Kerala High Court and a CBI court in the case.
A few others, who were not acquitted by the courts, had also challenged the ruling against them. The case pertains to the state incurring a loss of Rs 86.25 crore through the Kerala State Electricity Board’s (KSEB) contract with SNC-Lavalin of Canada for the renovation and modernisation of a few hydroelectric projects in Idukki district during the tenure of Pinarayi Vijayan as the State’s Power Minister in nineties.
The Kerala High Court had upheld the acquittal of Vijayan and two former KSEB senior officers while three other officials were asked to stand trial.

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