Another Kalmadi aide detained

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Suresh Kalmadi
New Delhi, Feb 12: Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010 might have been like a dream come true for Suresh Kalmadi when he was appointed as the chairman of the Organizing Committee (OC). However, this dream has slowly turned into a surrealistic nightmare for the CWG man. Kalmadi received a fresh blow on Friday, Feb 11, when another of his close aides was detained on charges of "criminal conspiracy".

From the very beginning, Kalmadi faced criticisms over CWG 2010. May it be the incomplete stadiums, the fiasco created over the collapse of the foot-bridge or the "filthy" Games village, the event has been in the eye of the storm from its very advent. Several allegations were made against Kalmadi, his numerous aides and various other CWG Organizing Committee members.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is the agency responsible for investigating the CWG scams, arrested Shekhar Mukund Deorukhkar on Feb 11 from Pune. Deorukhkar has been accused of hiding facts about transactions and contract papers, which were eventually recovered during the raids conducted by the CBI.

CBI officers stated that, "Asked about the money transactions entered in the dairy recovered from Kalmadi's house, Shekhar did not give any satisfactory answer."

Deorukhkar is the fourth person to have been arrested in connection with the CWG scams. The CBI had earlier arrested T S Darbari, Sanjay Mohindroo and M Jayachandran, all of whom are now out on bail.

Suresh Kalmadi was sacked as the Chairman of the CWG OC. His residences in New Delhi and Pune were also raided by the CBI.

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