CBI gives list of witnesses to court in CWG case

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New Delhi, Feb 8: CBI on Feb 7 submitted in a Delhi court the first list of prosecution witnesses to be summoned for recording of their statements in a CWG-related corruption case in which Congress leader Suresh Kalmadi and nine other accused were put on trial.

The agency filed before Special CBI Judge Ravinder Kaur the list of eight prosecution witnesses to be summoned for their deposition on February 20, 21, 23, 26 and 28.

The witnesses named in the list includes some former official of the 2010 CWG Organising Committee (OC) and others. Kalmadi and nine others were earlier put on trial by the court which had invoked charges of criminal conspiracy, forgery, cheating and other offences against them entailing life imprisonment as maximum punishment.

The court had framed charges against Kalmadi, who was sacked as CWG OC chairman, OC Secretary General Lalit Bhanot and others for the offences punishable under the IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the exchequer.

The court has fixed February 20 for commencement of trial in the case in which all the accused have been charged under various sections of the IPC, including section 467 (forgery of a valuable security), which entails life term as maximum punishment. The court had framed substantive charge against Kalmadi under section 13 (2) read with section 13(1)(d) (criminal misconduct by public servants) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Kalmadi will also face trial for offences under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with sections 420 (cheating), 467, 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating),471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 506 (criminal intimidation).


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