A close aide of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Thursday moved a Delhi court expressing his desire to surrender in a case registered by CBI for alleged cheating relating to the mega sporting event.
Sanjay Mahendroo, a deputy director general in CWG OC, who has been granted bail in another case on January 15, filed an application before special judge Talwant Singh in this regard.
The court, taking Mahendroo's plea into consideration, directed CBI to file its response on January 25.
In the application filed through his counsel, Mahendroo submitted he was ready to cooperate with CBI as and when desired by it in the probe into the case involving London-based A M Films.
"I want to surrender myself in the case," he submitted.
CBI has named London-based Ashish Patel, Mahendroo and another official T S Darbari and others under sections 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The accused are also facing charges of violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and have been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate.
The ED had registered its first case under FEMA in CWG after British authorities referred to the Indian High Commission a matter regarding A M Films, a little-known company, to which a huge sum of money was transferred through the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Mahendroo, arrested on November 15 for his alleged role in financial bunglings in holding the Queen Baton's Relay in London in 2009 in the run up to the Games here, was granted bail by the court after CBI failed to file chargesheet against him within stipulated 60 days.