The CBI has registered a case in connection with alleged irregularities in laying down of synthetic tracks for Commonwealth Games against senior officials of CPWD, DDA and a private sports mechandise manufacturer and carried out searches at 20 locations.
The agency has booked VK Gupta, the then Chief Executive Engineer now ADG CPWD Delhi, NL Singh the then Chief Executive Engineer now with CPWD Eastern Region Kolkata, AK Pandit the then Senior Engineer PWD now Chief Engineer DDA, BB Bhatia, the then Chief Executive Engineer, Delhi now ADG Eastern Region Kolkata, Suraja Ram Executive Engineer CPWD Delhi, Janeshwar Tyagi (retd), Ombeer Saini Senior Engineer Siliguri and owner of Shiv Naresh sports pvt Limited, Shiv Pratap Singh, CBI sources said.
The CBI has alleged that these officers allegedly colluded with the owner of Shiv Naresh Sports Pvt Limited to grab the contract worth Rs 60.37 crore.
"In furtherance of the criminal conspiracy, the private firm quoted exorbitant rates which were wrongfully justified by the accused officials of CPWD and DDA. The allegations also include undue favour to the firm by circumventing the eligibility criteria in the award of contract," CBI spokesperson said in Delhi.
The agency carried out searches across 20 places in NCR, Delhi, Lucknow, West Bengal and other places.
Commonwealth Games took place in October 2010 and at least 14 cases have been registered by the agency.