Kalmadi not worth a shoe? Slipper thrown at him near court

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Suresh Kalmadi
New Delhi, Apr 26: After cooling his heels in CBI's custody, tainted Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee Chief (former) Suresh Kalmadi has recently been elevated to a new rank. He is the latest victim of shoe-hurling. After many high-profile personalities who were in the receiving end of shoe-throwing, Kalmadi also finally have something to cheer about.

On his way to the CBI's special court, the man identified as Kapil Thakur threw a slipper at Kalmadi. The man was arrested immediately by police officials present there. In spite of the insult, Kalmadi continued his journey steadfastly to the Patiala House court. (Read: Soles of shoes haunts politicians)

Kalmadi is under the scanner for the massive irregularities he did during the conduct of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He will be charged on accounts of criminal conspiracy and cheating under Sections 120 B and 420 under the Indian Penal Code.

With the latest incident, Kalmadi has joined the ranks of former US President George Bush, Home Minister P Chidambaram and JK Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in being subjected to such strong public emotion. (Read: Who are the victims of shoe-throwing?)

Are these incidents an indication of the sentiments of the "aam aadmi" (common man) towards the rampant corruption in the system? Hopefully, the politicians will sit up and take notice of the trend for this is one list that no politician would want to enter.

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