The Crown has alleged that Basi and Virk put the bidding process for B.C. Rail at risk by leaking confidential government documents in the hope of securing federal government positions. A third accused, Aneal Basi, a cousin of Dave Basi and a former employee of the Transportation Ministry, is charged with accepting a bribe as a government official and breach of trust. Defence lawyers asked the judge to set a trial date for next year. ~ CNEWS Canada, June 22, 2005
BC Supreme Court fixes date today for the trial of Dave Basi, Aneal Basi and Bobby Virk. These individuals are implicated in a series of events revolving around the BC Government's sale of BC Rail to CN Rail.
The issue shattered BC television sets with breaking coverage of the Police carrying out a dramatic search of the BC Legislature. It was learned later that the search was of then Minister of Finance, Gary Collins Ministerial Assistant's office and computers as well as the office of the Ministerial Assistant for the Minister of Transportation.
BC Legislature Raid - Clark, Collins and Reid Gone
Plant, Basi, Basi and Virk
BC Liberals and the BC Rail Scandal