Louis Berger bribery case: CBI arrests Churchill

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Panaji: Former Goa Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao has been arrested by the crime branch in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case. Alemao was arrested under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 120 (B) of the Indian Penal Code. The former minister claimed his arrest was part of a political conspiracy and said he was innocent.

"I am happy they have arrested me.This is a political game. I have not done any wrong," Alemao told PTI while being taken for medical examination during the wee hours today."Why should I go for anticipatory bail.I am innocent. I have not done anything wrong," said Alemao when asked why he didn't move anticipatory bail plea. Crime Branch officials said the team had gone to arrest Alemao at his residence at Varca in South Goa.