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CBI awaits probe reports

delhi Updated: Oct 31, 2010 00:10 IST
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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will initiate a full-fledged probe after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and Income Tax department share with it related documents or their investigation reports, said the agency's Director Ashwani Kumar.

The CBI is currently verifying complaints regarding procedural irregularities and corruption levelled against the 2010 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC),

"The Comptroller and Auditor General, Central Vigilance Commission, Income Tax department are doing their own investigations. Let them investigate…Right now, all the documents are with them," Kumar said on Saturday.

He added, "Once they give us the documents or give their report to us, then we will get in."

The CBI is probing around 16 complaints including cases referred to it by the CVC and CAG, apart from specific alerts from citizens.

The list includes two cases referred to it by the CVC regarding alleged irregularities related to the upgradation

of street lighting across roads in the city under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, phase 1, in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games.

The I-T department had seized documents related to all the tenders and contracts that were granted to various consortiums for the Games to detect possible evasion of taxes through over-invoicing and fudging of accounts, during its two rounds of raids across several cities.

These projects were awarded by the OC and would be crucial to the CBI's probe, said a source.

The agency's probe currently is "preliminary in nature" and includes gathering of documents related to award of contracts and expenditures and vetting, verifying the details.

PM Manmohan Singh had set up a high-level committee to bring under scanner all complaints.

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