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Kalamdi was angry for opposing TSR contract: IRS officer

A senior IRS officer, who was a part of CWG organising committee, has told a court here that sacked OC chief Suresh Kalmadi was angry for his opposing the award of TSR contract to Swiss Timing by ignoring another firm MSL Spain.

delhi Updated: Jul 01, 2011 20:18 IST

A senior IRS officer, who was a part of CWG organising committee, has told a court here that sacked OC chief Suresh Kalmadi was angry for his opposing the award of TSR contract to Swiss Timing by ignoring another firm MSL Spain.

Virendra Kumar Saksena, then member of the Organising Committee to evaluate the pre-qualification bids relating to TSR, recorded his statement with CBI as a witness and said Kalmadi was angry with him for circulating his dissenting opinion in the award of the contract.

A 1984 batch IRS officer, now working as the joint director general (Sponsorship), has also alleged that the then director general V K Verma had threatened him with a CBI inquiry if he took a contrary view against their decision to award the contract to Swiss Timing.

Saksena said both the bidders -- Swiss Timing and MSL Spain -- could have qualified for the next stage.

He told the agency that Kalmadi had conveyed to all the members of the committee to select Swiss Timing ahead of MSL Spain for the TSR system contract.

Two bids were received for TSR contract from Swiss Timing and MSL Spain and the same were opened on November 4, 2009, he had testified before the agency.

"Subsequently, Suresh Kalmadi called a meeting in his room which was also attended by V K Verma and all the members of the tender evaluation committee. During the meeting Kalmadi conveyed the message that we have to select Swiss Timing for the TSR system. During the meeting, V K Verma had said he was sure that the committee members know how this can be done," he stated.