CBI files fourth complaint over CWG corruption


New Delhi : A day after questioning Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, the CBI Thursday filed the fourth police complaint over corruption related to the event and also raided at least 10 premises of four companies in the national capital region.

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The fourth First Information Report (FIR) registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) named former Organising Committee director general V.K. Verma for buying and hiring overpriced equipments. The contracts were worth over Rs.600 crore. Sources said Kalmadi’s name did not figure in the fourth FIR.

Verma was also named in the third FIR lodged by the CBI over award of contracts and delays.

The CBI conducted raids across Delhi and its suburban Noida township in Uttar Pradesh at 10 different premises of four companies connected to CWG contracts.

These companies have been linked to overlays at the CWG Village and other Games venues. The firms also acted as Indian arms of four international firms which got the contracts.

The contracts are also under the scanner of the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate.

Three cases were registered by the CBI earlier on different issues of corruption related to the Oct 3-14 event. Two of the cases related to the Queen’s Baton Relay, while a third was linked to award of contracts and delays.

Kalmadi’s over eight hours of interrogation Wednesday also focused on the overlays, sources said.