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On Thursday Bombay High Court of Panaji bench has issued a notice to the former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat by making an appeal that the Crime Branch is challenging his anticipatory bail from the Louis Berger Case.

Earlier on Wednesday Justice K.L Wadane had heard the appeal from the Crime Branch against the anticipatory bail which was granted to Kamat by a special court and now the matter is posted for August 27.

Along with Churchill Alemao and Digambar Kamat, some government officials were also involved with the accused of allegedly accepting the USD 976,630 bribe in the year 2010, according to the officials of US-based Louis Berger consultancy firm which was commenced to secure the implementation rights of a multi-billion dollar water and sewerage project in Goa which was funded by the Japan International Co-Operation Agency (JICA).

Kamat has been charged with several sections which are related to the criminal conspiracy and causing disappearance of evidence which is an offence under the Indian Penal Code as well as the sections like 7, 8, 9 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to the Crime Branch, Kamat received the bribe amount in installments whereas he has cried his political victimization and said that he had no role in allotting the consultancy project.

Churchill Alemao along with the three others have already been arrested in the connection with the same case.