CBI to ask UK for details on deals relating to QBR

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New Delhi, Jan 14 (PTI) CBI, which came under fire fornot filing the chargesheet against suspended official ofCommonwealth Games Organising Committee T S Darbari within thestipulated 60 days, will ask the United Kingdom to givedetails of alleged wrongful transactions made during theQueen''s Baton Relay in London.

T S Darbari and Sanjay Mahendroo, both OrganisingCommittee officials, were arrested by CBI on November 15,2010, in conenction with contracts awarded to London-based A MFilms and AM Car and Van Hire Limited at exorbitant rates withregard to Queen''s Baton Relay function in London on October29, 2009.

The duo are facing charges of causing losses to thestate exchequer to the tune of Rs 1.55 crore in the QBR.

CBI, however, failed to produce any chargesheet againstthe duo in the case within the stipulated 60 days resulting ingrant of bail to Darbari by the Delhi High Court today.

Mahendroo would also be released on the ground of parityas he is also in jail for the last 60 days. He has not movedany bail application.

Sources privy to the investigation said the probe isstill incomplete as details of entire transactions which tookplace in the United Kingdom are yet to come from there.

They said to get the details, CBI will issue LettersRogatory to the UK soon.

Meanwhile, CBI has time till January 20 to file thechargesheet against the third accused in the case CWG OCofficial M Jaychandran who was arrested on November 21,failing which he too would have to be released on bail.

CBI had registered two cases in connection withcontracts awarded to A M Films and AM Car and Van Hire Limitedat exorbitant rates.

The first case was registered by CBI under IPC andPrevention of Corruption Act in connection with the award ofcontract to AM car and Van Hire Limited.

The second case involves London-based A M Films andthe probe agency had named Mahendroo, Darbari and others undersections 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPCand Prevention of Corruption Act.

The agency had conducted searches at their premisesbesides the OC headquarters here. CBI also questioned CWG OCChief Suresh Kalmadi and carried out searches at his premisesin Delhi, Pune and Mumbai.

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