Kalmadi, others chargesheeted by CBI in Commonwealth Games scam

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    Kalmadi, others chargesheeted by CBI in Commonwealth Games scam
    India - 20 may 2011

    NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its first chargesheet in a Delhi court against sacked CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, describing him as a "main accused" in a corruption case relating to irregularities in awarding a games-related contract to a Swiss firm.

    The probe agency, in its over 50-page chargesheet, has accused Kalmadi as the key person with all the powers to take decisions regarding award of contracts.

    "Kalmadi is the main accused as he was the person with all supreme powers. He had the supreme over riding powers in the Organising Committee of the CWG, 2010," the chargesheet said.

    Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh took the chargesheet into record and fixed it for taking up the issue of congisance on it on May 23.

    The others CWG Organising Committee heavyweights to be named in the chargesheet were Lalit Bhanot, VK Verma, ASV Prasad, Surjit Lal, M Jaychandran, AK Madan, A Krishnareddy and Purushottam Arya and two private companies - Swiss Timing and AKR Constructions.

    According to the chargesheet, the accused allegedly awarded the lucrative contract to the Swiss firm to install a Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) system for the Commonwealth Games at an exorbitant cost, causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the exchequer.

    Source: The Times of India

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