Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) VK Shunglu, who is heading the committee appointed by the Prime Minister to look into the Commonwealth Games related irregularities, on Friday said he saw nothing wrong in the involvement of multiple agencies in the probe.
Shunglu, who returned from the United States on Thursday night, cutting short his visit following the announcement of his name to head the sensitive panel, said he was waiting for the terms of reference to be finalised latest by Monday.
Asked whether the probe would lead to definite results given the involvement of so many investigating agencies, the former CAG replied: “It is a genuine concern and is agitating the minds of the people, but a solution would be found.”
Shunglu said he did not see any “inter agency conflict” at all. “I foresee all the agencies working towards a common objective, howsoever you define it.”
He said there was no reason for anyone to be pessimistic since there would be complete coordination and smooth functioning between the various agencies probing the alleged irregularities.
“This is not about the authorities. This is about reaching to the right conclusion,” Shunglu said.
A founding member of NGO India Rejuvenation Initiative (IRI), Shunglu has been actively working for transparency in public life since his retirement as the CAG.
The CBI, CVC, ED and income tax department – all are separately probing various aspects related to the games. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had on October 15 appointed a high-level committee to go into allegations of corruption related to the mega sporting event.
The committee will submit its report to the Prime Minister within three months.
Highly placed government sources said the CAG was looking into whether due process was followed in all financial transactions related to the games and the CVC is concentrating on how wrongdoings were committed in case due diligence was carried out.