CWG scam: Suresh Kalmadi tarnished country's image, CBI says

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New Delhi, May 16: "Suresh Kalmadi's conduct has tarnished the image of the country," was how CBI described him while opposing the bail plea of the former CWG Organising Committee chief arrested on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in the award of games related contracts.

"We are opposing the bail plea (of Kalmadi) as other co-accused in this case had already been denied bail by this court. Investigation is going on. Kalmadi's conduct has tarnished the image of the country," CBI prosecutor told Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh.

Kalmadi was arrested along with OC Joint Director General (Sport) A S V Prasad and OC Deputy Director General (Procurement) Surjit Lal on April 25 for allegedly awarding an illegal contract to a Swiss firm for Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) system for the mega sporting event last year causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the exchequer.

CBI submitted Kalmadi constituted a committee of "handpicked persons" to push for a selected brand. 

PTI

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