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Mauritius: Navin Ramgoolam on leave from his party and a close friend of the former Prime Minister may soon be back on the island




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The account of the sums contained in the two safes and bags seized at the home of the former Mauritian Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam has been evaluated on Friday evening to 220 million rupees. *
 
Navin Ramgoolam being prosecuted for conspiracy of obstructing justice in the case of burglary of  his camp at Roches Noires and especially for money laundering will be heard by investigators this week to explain the provenance of the suspicious funds.
 
At this stage of the investigation, police put forward the hypothesis of bribes or other fees illegally collected in markets between the former government and private developers. On Saturday Navin Ramgoolam announced that he would be on leave of any activity within the Labour Party and assured that he "has never touched commission." He said "the goal is to decapitate the Labour Party and putting an end with him."
 
Moreover, in the extension of this money laundering case, the former governor of Central Bank, Rundheersing Bheenick hospitalised since will also have to explain the provenance of one million rupees found in his home during a search operation conducted during weekend and on the presence of internal official documents at the bank.
 
And latest twist this weekend, the intimate friend of the former Prime Minister Nandanee Soornack, according to her lawyer could be back soon to Mauritius and answer questions from investigators on the case of Roches-Noires and those relating to the alleged whitening of money. Very close to Navin Ramgoolam, she had precipitately left the country on December 11, 2014 on the evening of the proclamation of the results of the last general election, with approximately 800 million rupees in her luggage, as the police suspect of the crime squad (CCID).
 
* One euro roughly equivalent to 38 rupees



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