CWG raids cross Delhi; reach Kolkata, Mumbai

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New Delhi, Mar 10: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official continue their nation wide search over Commonwealth Games (CWG 2010) irregularities. Now, CBI raided 18 more places and filed three new First Information Report (FIRs).

17 places new places in Delhi, two in Mumbai and one in Kolkata were being raided by the investigative agency, sources confirmed.

Sources also reported that the three new FIRs have been registered in connection with the renovation of Shivaji and Talkatora stadiums for the Games and the appointment of consultants.

Earlier, the investigative agency CBI detained the managing director of an Indo-Swiss supplier firm. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) also has intensified its probe into alleged irregularities in the award of contracts worth over Rs 600 crore for the Delhi Games overlays.

CBI conducted a special investigation into the appointment of consultants in the renovation of work on Shivaji Stadium just ahead of the Games which was held in the national capital in Oct 2010.

Now, secret sources confirmed that the CBI is trying to ascertain whether the professional profiles of the consultants, mentioned in the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee records were true.

The restoration work on Shivaji Stadium could not be completed during the Commonwealth Games despite huge costs incurred and question marks were raised about the escalation of the cost in renovation of Talkatora stadium.

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