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CWG scam: absconding CWG official surrenders, sent to jail

delhi Updated: Jun 04, 2011 19:52 IST

Absconding former CWG Organising Committee Treasurer M Jayachandran, accused of committing irregularities in awarding of a Games-related contract to a Swiss firm, has been sent to Tihar Jail by a Delhi court.

Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh remanded Jayachandran in judicial custody on Friday after he surrendered before the court which had earlier issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him.

He failed to comply with the conditions imposed on him after he was granted bail in another case related to the Games held last year.

Jayachandran was also named as an accused for his role in awarding of a contract to a Swiss firm at an exorbitant cost for installing Timing Scoring and Results (TSR) system for the Games.

The court had issued NBW against him and asked CBI to arrest him by June 6.

The court had issued NBW against Jayachandran after CBI submitted that he was not co-operating in the probe and had stopped appearing before it after his role surfaced as an accused in the case.

Three other accused, including Anil Madan, P D Arya (both promoters of Faridabad-based Gem International Firm) and A K Reddy of Hyderabad-based firm, AKR Constructions, are still absconding and they were declared proclaimed offenders by the court on May 23.

Jayachandran was earlier arrested on November 15, 2010, for alleged financial bunglings in holding the Queen Baton's Relay (QBR) in London in 2009.

He was then granted bail by the Delhi High Court on January 19 due to CBI's failure to wind up the probe and file the charge sheet in the case within the stipulated 60-day period.

CBI had on May 20 filed its first charge sheet in the case against three companies and eight persons, including sacked OC chief Suresh Kalmadi, describing him as a main accused in the corruption case involving award of Rs 141 crore contract to the Swiss firm.

According to the charge sheet, the accused allegedly awarded the lucrative contract to the Swiss firm to install a Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) system for the Commonwealth Games at an exorbitant cost, causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the exchequer.