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CWG officials slapped with fraud charges

March 15, 2011 20:43 IST

Former CWG Organising Committee top officials Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma, held for allegedly resorting to irregularities in awarding lucrative logistic provisioning contracts to a Swiss firm for the mega sporting event, was slapped with three more charges of fraud, forgery and cheating.

CBI made this disclosure to Special Judge Talwant Singh while seeking extension of the duo's judicial custody in Tihar Jail.

The court, which also heard in part the arguments on Bhanot's bail plea, extended the judicial custody of the duo till March 29.

Senior advocate Ramesh Gupta, appearing for Bhanot, said all the decisions, taken for procuring the Timing, Scoring and Result (TSR) System from the Swiss firm, were taken by various committees of the OC.

"Bhanot has not taken the decisions on his own to award the contracts for TSR. It was taken by the various OC committees," Gupta said.

The court had to defer hearing arguments Bhanot's bail plea as his counsel Gupta had missed annexing some key documents with the bail plea.

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