CWG scam: CBI allowed to quiz Bhanot, Verma for five days

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) CBI was today allowed by a Delhicourt to quiz two former top officials of CWG OrganisingCommittee, Lalit Bhanot and V K Verma, in custody for fivedays in connection with alleged irregularities in the Rs 107-crore deal with a Swiss firm for supply of timing, scoring andresult (TSR) systems.

"Both the accused are remanded in five-day CBI custodytill March 1," Special Judge Talwant Singh said.

The probe agency submitted both the accused had awardedthe contract for TSR systems to M/s Swiss Timing Limited atexorbitant rates in an illegal manner by abusing theirofficial positions.

"Both the accused awarded the contract to M/s SwissTiming Limited at exorbitant rates for approximately Rs 107crores, in a most wrongful manner, restricting/eliminating allcompetition and thereby caused huge wrongful loss toGovernment of India in corresponding wrongful gain to firm,"CBI said in its four-page remand application.

A large number of relevant documents have been recoveredafter the preliminary probe, it said.

The accused, close aides of former OC chief SureshKalmadi, were among the "main functionary and key personnel"at that time and were instrumental in allotment of the TSRcontract to the Swiss firm in a "preplanned and premeditatedmanner" at exorbitant rates, the application said. (more) PTIABA SJK

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