CBI raids 20 locations, registers new case in CWG Scam

The CBI today registered a fresh case of alleged irregularities in laying down of synthetic tracks in five stadia for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Earlier, the CBI had launched searches across at least 20 locations in Delhi, Kolkata and Ghaziabad in connection with irregularities in finances during the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi last year.

The raids come, even as the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) announced in February that it was looking into 58 cases of alleged graft and irregularities in various projects carried out by the government for the Commonwealth Games.

 CBI raids 20 locations, registers new case in CWG Scam

The CBI are conducting raids in 20 locations: PTI

The cases being looked into by the Commission include corruption in procurement of display boards, air conditioners, construction of stadia, games venue, foot overbridges, bus queue shelters and appointment of workforce including insurance consultant and placement broker in the Organising Committee (OC).

Responding to a RTI filed by PTI, the CVC said it was also looking into the sale of VIP passes, irregularities in purchase of first-aid boxes and medical items, ‘danpatra’ (donation box) and hiring of various equipment for the mega sporting event by former chairman of the OC Suresh Kalmadi were also being probed, the CVC said in response to an RTI query filed by PTI.

It is still unclear what the CBI is searching for, but they have registered a case in connection with the laying of a synthetic track in the Jawarhalal Nehru stadium where all the athletics events took place.

In one of the more recent cases filed in this regard, a Delhi court framed charges against seven accused, including four MCD officials in March, for their alleged role in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) street lighting scam case highlighted in the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report into the Commonwealth Games.

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Updated Date: May 02, 2012 10:56:39 IST