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CVC widens its probe into Games corruption

delhi Updated: Nov 25, 2010 00:52 IST
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The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is investigating 18 new projects related to alleged irregularities in organising the Commonwealth Games 2010, including fraud in the sale of Games tickets.

The CVC had earlier said it was probing at least 22 Games-related construction and procurement works carried out by different government agencies for alleged financial irregularities.

In reply to a RTI application, the CVC said installation of fitness equipment, appointment of placement broker and manipulation of tenders floated by different government, civic and construction agencies were also being looked into.

The commission is also looking into the allegations made by an official of an infrastructure firm against CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi for accepting money.

"The issue relating to allegation against Kalmadi and others for hiring various equipments, including tread mills, at costlier rates than their total cost, was sent to the CVO (chief vigilance officer) of the ministry of youth affairs and sports for necessary action at their end," the CVC said.

The CVC has also sent a complaint alleging Amit Mittal, chairman and managing director, A2Z Infra Services Pvt Ltd, of paying money to Kalmadi to get the contract.

A report has also been sought over the appointment of RK Sacheti, former joint director general of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

The commission has sought a report from the sports ministry on the issue relating to the firm promising to procure sponsorship for the event worth R470 crore but procuring only worth R125 crore and the OC agreeing to give commission on that sponsorship.

Two cases related to up-gradation of streetlights in the Capital by MCD and contracts given to London based firms for Queen's Baton relay is being investigated by the CBI.

The CVC is also looking into favouritism to private parties in tenders for various projects.