CWG scam: CBI arrests pvt firm head

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New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI) CBI has arrested the head of aprivate firm, which had bagged over Rs 150 crore contract fromCommonwealth Games Organising Committee for overlays works.

Binu Nanu, Director GL Events - Meroform, was arrested bythe probe agency and remanded in four days police custody,official sources said.

The CBI had on January 12 searched office and residencepremises of Nanu and many others after it registered a case inconnection with the over Rs 600 crore alleged overlays scam.

Nanu''s wife Roopana is also one of his associate in thebusiness.

The FIR, the fourth in connection with the CWG games, wasregistered against OC Director General V K Verma.

CBI had alleged that Verma and others entered into a"criminal conspiracy" with managing directors and directors ofprivate companies in the award of contracts for overlays fordifferent venues of CWG-2010 at "exorbitant rates".

The overlays contracts are also under the scanner of theIncome Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate.

Overlays works included supply of tents, marquees,prefabricated units, portable toilets, containers, securityfences, furniture, public display LED boards, floor finishes,material handling equipment, gensets, cabling, UPS, lighting,air-conditioners, civil construction, athletic exerciseequipment and grandstands.

The CBI had earlier registered three FIRs for allegedcorruption in projects and events in the run up to thesporting extravaganza.

Two of these cases were in connection with the allegedirregularities in the Queen''s baton relay.

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