(January 28, 2013) India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told its special court last month that two of the accused in the notorious SNC-Lavalin hydro-dam graft case were “interfering” with the court’s decision to secure the presence of Klaus Triendl, the former vice-president of Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin and the sixth accused in the case. The two accused in question had requested the charge sheet be divided in order to facilitate the speedy trial of those who had already answered the summons of the court in connection with the case. The court has since dismissed their plea, however, saying there was no reason to think that the presence of Triendl could not be obtained within a reasonable time and set April 24, 2013 as the new date to hear the corruption case.
SNC-Lavalin official arraigned in ‘Lavalingate’ – Indian hydro dam scandal: Export Development Canada provided funding
(February 5, 2009) According to recent Indian press reports, the country’s Central Bureau of Investigation has arraigned Claus Trendl, a senior vice president with Canada’s SNC-Lavalin, for the engineering giant’s role in a contract to overhaul three hydro-electric dams in the southwestern state of Kerala. It is alleged that irregularities occurred in the awarding of the contract and that Lavalin benefited from undue favour.
(September 17, 2005) The Canadian government is under tremendous pressure from Probe International, which has been exposing the SNC-Lavalin controversy through a media campaign on its website.
(August 2, 2005) The government has decided to constitute a Vigilance special team to complete the probe into the SNC-Lavalin corruption case involving CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.
(July 31, 2005) With charges of political corruption and kickbacks in the SNC-Lavalin deal mounting against it, the Kerala CPI (M) Secretary is on the defensive.
(July 21, 2005) CPM state general secretary and former power minister Pinarayi Vijayan laid the blame on the UDF for not getting the grant for the completion of the Malabar Cancer Centre at Thalassery.
(June 12, 2005) Was there a commitment from the Canadian company, SNC-Lavalin, to provide a grant of Rs. 98 crores to the Malabar Cancer Centre; and, if yes, why was it allowed to wriggle out of the obligation?
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High-paid former directors could face tough questions if SNC-Lavalin bribery trial goes ahead. “What’s your role on the board if not to protect the corporation from acts of bribery and from doing things that are illegal?” asks Patricia Adams of Probe International.
(March 14, 2006) The Congress party has accused the central leadership of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of involvement in a controversial deal with the Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin.
(March 2, 2006) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has denied a charge that the UDF government had referred the controversial SNC-Lavalin-Kerala State Electricity Board deal to the CBI to leverage political mileage in the coming assembly polls.
(February 16, 2006)The State Assembly witnessed noisy scenes over the SNC Lavalin issue as Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed replied to allegations made by Opposition members.
(September 24, 2005) A writ petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the award of a contract to the Canada-based company SNC-Lavalin.
(July 10, 2005) A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has noted that "there was serious deviation from prescribed procedures in the award of contract to SNC Lavalin".
(June 22, 2004) In a case kept quiet until now, Canada’s biggest engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., has emerged as the first major Western firm known to have been punished for fraud by one of the giant international agencies that finance development in poor countries.
(March 1, 2009) Breaking its silence on the Rs 374.50-crore scam in Kerala, SNC Lavalin of Canada has denied any wrongdoing and, instead, blamed the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front government for not having cooperated with it.