CWG scam: CVC to give fresh cases of graft to CBI

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on July 21, 2011

The Central Vigilance Commission will give some more fresh cases to the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe the alleged criminal conspiracy and graft by certain government employees in carrying out Commonwealth Games-related projects.

According to CVC sources, its Chief Technical Examination wing has zeroed in on at least three-four cases where large-scale financial and administrative irregularities have been noticed.

“A meeting with CBI officials is scheduled later next week. We will be giving three-four cases to CBI with a request to register a preliminary enquiry into them to probe alleged irregularities,” a senior CVC official said requesting anonymity.

He said irregularities like cost escalation and meddling with official documents to favour private contractors have been noticed by the anti-corruption body.

“The cases involve certain senior government officials working in both Central and Delhi Government departments. The final call, whether a PE has to be registered or not, will be taken by the CBI officials,” he said refusing to divulge further details on the names of officials and offices.

They said the decision to hand over few cases was taken recently after the Central Vigilance Commissioner, Mr Pradeep Kumar, who took over as chief of the probity watchdog on July 14, asked its officials to speed up the probe in the Commonwealth Games scam.

The CVC has found alleged wrong doings to the tune of several crore of rupees in several projects executed by civic and construction agencies in the run up to the mega sporting event held here between October 3-14 last year.

Besides the CBI has also registered FIRs in over 12 cases for alleged bunglings and criminal conspiracy and named senior CWG Organising Committee, Central and Delhi government officials.

“We have already given documents showing alleged irregularities to the CBI,” the official said.

According to the reply given in response to an RTI query filed by PTI, at least 40 works related to the Games were being looked into by CVC officials for alleged irregularities.

Sacked Organising Committee chief Mr Suresh Kalmadi and Secretary General Mr Lalit Bhanot among others are lodged in Tihar Jail for their alleged involvement in the scam.

Published on July 21, 2011
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