New Delhi, Aug 1: The Indian High Commission in Britain has refuted, Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi's claim that money was paid to a company recommended by them.
The Indian High Commission has denied his claim that it had recommended AM Cars and AM Films UK Ltd, which were used for organising a Commonwealth Games function. Kalmadi had said that the little known company was hired on the recommendation of the High Commission alone.
Moreover, the High Commission officials say they never gave a formal recommendation.
"A M Films is not on the panel of companies recommended by the High Commission usually. A M Films was reportedly given over £ 4.50 lakh by the Organising Committee without following any proper tendering procedure and there was no paper work. We have to scrutinise the email that Kalmadi is holding as proof of the High Commission's recommendation," said the High Commission.
Kalmadi said on Saturday, Jul 31 that, "AM cars and vans that we appointed for transport was recommended by the Indian High Commission."