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Kalmadi main accused in CWG scam: CBI chargesheet

Last updated on: May 20, 2011 16:47 IST

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The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed its first chargesheet in a Delhi court against sacked Commonwealth Games 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 charge sheet, has accused Kalmadi as the key person with all the powers to take decisions regarding award of contracts.

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Image: Suresh Kalmadi, former chief organiser of the Delhi Commonwealth Games, arrives at a court in New Delhi
Photographs: Parivarthan Sharma/Reuters
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"Kalmadi is the main accused as he was the person with all supreme powers. He had the supreme overriding powers in the Organising Committee of the CWG, 2010," the charge sheet said.

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


Image: Volunteers sit in front of a board advertising the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi
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Besides Kalmadi, the agency has named two companies and eight persons including OC former secretary general Lalit Bhanot and former director general V K Verma as accused and sought their prosecution under various provisions of the IPC, dealing with criminal conspiracy, forging documents and using fake documents as genuine.

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


Image: Lalit Bhanot and V K Verma accompanied by officials, leave CBI headquarters in New Delhi
Photographs: Parivarthan Sharma/Reuters
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