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CBI's special team to study CAG report

delhi Updated: Aug 29, 2011 23:45 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Central Bureau of Investigation

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to study the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on alleged irregularities related to the conduct of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) to decide if it is required to file fresh cases.

"The CBI has set up a SIT to study the CAG report to find instances of irregularities mentioned by it, which would require filing of a regular case by the agency. The irregularities should have the aspect of criminal misconduct for the CBI to file a FIR," said the CBI's spokesperson Dharini Mishra.

The CBI has already registered 14 FIRs and a chargesheet, as part of its probe related to he Games scam, which is being investigated by its anti-corruption branches.

HT had reported on August 6 that the CBI is likely to register up to 10 more FIRs over complaints related to alleged irregularities, including those cited by the CAG report in the conduct of the Games. The HT report had also mentioned that the agency was likely to file an FIR soon in connection with the allegedly irregular award of contracts worth around R71 crore to a Swiss firm, appointed as technical consultant for the Games, without seeking the Group of Ministers' (GoM) requisite approval.

The CBI is expected to also register regular cases over alleged irregularities in the award of contracts pertaining to "catering, ticketing that led to a loss of around R61 crore, sponsorship and Games News Service," said a source.

"We are also looking at allegations related to award of contracts by Delhi government, Delhi Development Authority and New Delhi Municipal Council, among other government agencies," sources said.