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CWG scam: CBI closes MTNL network investigation

delhi Updated: Jan 12, 2013 00:29 IST

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Nearly 18 months after it lodged a probe, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has closed its investigation into the alleged irregularities in the setting up of a broadcast network for the conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) by Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and a Noida-based private firm.

The agency found that the allegations related to an escalation — worth around R400 crore — in the project's cost and corruption were not substantiated, said a CBI source.

“The additional cost was incurred since the CWG event was spread across a much bigger area than for example, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, which was held within an area of 10 km. The escalation appeared to be genuine,” said the source. htc