CWG case: Mahendroo appears before CBI, says willing to sing

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New Delhi, Jan 27 (PTI) A close aide of sacked CWGOrganising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi today appearedbefore the CBI on directions of the Court.

"I have come to the CBI on directions of the Court. Iam answering every questions being posed to me," SanjayMahendroo, Kalmadi''s aide, told PTI.

Asked if he is willing to turn an approver, Mahendroosaid, "Then also (if he turns an approver) I will say the samethings that I telling the CBI now. I am extending all helpfrom my side in CBI investigation."

A Delhi court had on Januray 25 directed Mahendroo toappear before the CBI on January 27 in the probe in an allegedcheating case relating to the mega sporting event.

Special Judge Talwant Singh had disposed of anapplication of Mahendroo, deputy director general in CWG OC,who had expressed his willingness to surrender in the case.

The Court had also directed the probe agency not tostretch his questioning beyond seven hours and also asked itto allow the presence of his lawyer during such session.

Mahendroo, who was arrested on November 15 last yearin another case, has been granted bail by the court.

The CBI, in its reply, submitted before the court thatit did not require the custody of Mahendroo.

However, it said that he could cooperate with theprobe agency under Section 160 (power of police to summonwitnesses) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

In the application filed through his counsel,Mahendroo had submitted he was ready to cooperate with CBI asand when desired by it in the probe into the case involvingLondon-based A M Films.

CBI has named London-based Ashish Patel, Mahendroo andanother official T S Darbari and others under sections 420(cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and thePrevention of Corruption Act.

The accused are also facing charges of violation ofForeign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and have beenquestioned by the Enforcement Directorate.

Mahendroo, arrested on November 15 for his allegedrole in financial bunglings in holding the Queen Baton''s Relayin London in 2009 in the run up to the Games here, was grantedbail by the court after CBI failed to file chargesheet againsthim within stipulated 60 days.

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