Kochi: The Kerala High Court will hear the SNC Lavalin case from January 4 to 12. The court is considering a revision petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation challenging the acquittal of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and others in the case. According to the CBI, the order of the Thiruvananthapuram CBI special court in this respect is illegal.
The case is related to the award of the supply contract to a Canadian company, SNC Lavalin Inc, for renovation and modernisation of Pallivasal, Sengulam and Panniar hydro-electric projects by the KSEB in violation of rules and regulations. The other persons discharged along with Mr Vijayan were former principal secretary (power) K. Mohanachandran, KSEB former member (accounts) K. G. Rajasekharan Nair, KSEB former chairman R. Sivadasan, former chief engineer (generation) M. Kasthuriranga Iyer, KSEB former chairman Siddhartha Menon and former joint secretary (power) A. Francis.