A Delhi court is likely to frame charges against sacked CWG Organising
Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and others tomorrow for allegedly cheating,
conspiring and causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the exchequer in a
Games-related corruption case.
Special CBI Judge Ravinder Kaur had on January 10 posted for tomorrow the
framing of charges in the case also involving former OC Secretary General Lalit
Bhanot as an accused.
The court had on December 21, 2012 passed the order on framing of charges under
various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act against
Kalmadi and nine other accused in the case.
Besides cheating and conspiracy, the accused will also be charged with the
offences of forgery under the IPC and criminal misconduct by public servants
under the PC Act.
"Charges under section 120B (criminal conspiracy), read with 201 (destruction of
evidence), 420 (cheating), 467, 468, 471 (relating to forgery), 506 (criminal
intimidation) of the IPC and section 13(1)(d) read with section 13(2) (criminal
misconduct by public servants) of the PC Act is ordered to be framed against all
the accused," the court had said.
The accused have been chargesheeted by the CBI for "illegally" awarding a
contract to install Timing, Scoring and Results (TSR) system for the 2010 CWG to
Swiss Timing at an inflated rates causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the
Besides Kalmadi and Bhanot, the other accused in the case are OC's former
Director General V K Verma, former Director General (Procurement) Surjit Lal,
former Joint Director General (Sports) A S V Prasad and former Treasurer M
Jayachandran. They are no more associated with the sporting body.
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