Colvyn Harris, Chairman, Goafest 2010 in a press stament issued said that the report published by Economic Times is based on rumour and is exaggerated.
“The Management Committee of Goafest which comprises of representatives from AAAI and Ad Club are shocked to see an erroneous report filed by the Economic Times today, dated April 30, based on rumour and exaggerated speculation,” Colvyn Harris said.
Colvyn Harris said that there is no official comment as the matter is being investigated with E&Y the official auditors who have been entrusted with the mandate of Jury process.
“While it is true that the committee in conjunction with E&Y is investigating cases of judges voting for their own agencies work, no decision has yet been taken on the action related to the issue,”Colvyn Harris said.
Mr Harris said that the article has a list of agencies who are affected as a result of withdrawing metals. This list is inaccurate as no decision has yet been taken. It also mentions a figure of a judge of self voting 110 times which is grossly exaggerated. We would request all media reporters to desist from speculation and wait for the official decision of the Goafest Committee on this matter.