NICIL Probe: SOCU hauls in Luncheon for questioning

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016, 13:33 by Denis Chabrol

Former Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) Dr Roger Luncheon is the latest member of the Former People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration that has been hauled in for questioning in relation to irregularities uncovered at NICIL.

Sources at the Special Operations Crime Unit (SOCU) have confirmed that the PPP stalwart was questioned sometime today. However no other information relative to the interrogation was divulged.

Luncheon is the joins the likes of former President Samuel Hinds, Gail Teixeira, Irfaan Ali and Nigel Dharamlall, that have been questioned in relation to the probe.

Efforts made to contact the former Cabinet Secretary for a comment were futile.

On Wednesday, Teixeira had revealed that she was among those questioned.

Asked what she was questioned about, Teixeira said she could not"talk about those right now" but noted that the questions were centered around the audit report submitted by Anand Goolsarran.

"They said its the first phase of looking at the statements and issued raised in Mr Goolsarran's report that relate to criminal activity," said Teixeira.

Goolsarran has said that his report has found numerous damning pieces of evidence that shows how NICIL, the government’s holding company for state assets, was being run.