No proof of wrongdoing, govt closes RasGas contract case


No proof of wrongdoing, govt closes RasGas contract case

An investigation into a suspected Rs 2.5 lakh crore corruption case involving a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract with RasGas Company Limited of Qatar, which was raised in Parliament in 2012 when the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was in power, has found no evidence of wrongdoing, prompting the government to close the case.

The government “decided that no further inquiry is called for in the matter” an internal committee set up by the oil ministry found nothing amiss in the contract, and on the advice of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), the matter has been closed, an oil ministry spokesman said.

The oil ministry constituted the internal committee under its additional secretary & financial adviser (AS&FA) in November 2012 to investigate the deal after the matter was raised in the parliament on December 1, 2011. Read More

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