CBI Tightens Noose Around Kalmadi

CBI Tightens Noose Around Kalmadi
Suspended Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi was today questioned by the CBI for the second time in connection with alleged scams related to the conduct of the sporting extravaganza.

Kalmadi was earlier questioned by the CBI at his residence here in December last year when teams of agency officials searched his residential and official premises in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. His bank lockers were also searched at that time.

Three of his close aides including former OC Secretary General Lalit Bhanot, former OC Director General V K Verma and his personal assistant Shekhar Deorukhkar are already behind bars in connection with alleged irregularities during the Games.

The CBI has so far registered eight cases of which three are related to restoration work of two sporting venues, two are related to Queen Baton's relay, while one each is related to overlays, contract given to Swiss Time Keeping, and contract given to SIS live for the coverage of the Games.

Members of Organising Committee have been made accused in four cases related to alleged irregularities in awarding contracts of QBR, overlays and time keeping but so far Kalmadi has not been named accused in the eight FIRs filed by the agency.
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