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Misuse of funds: Railways seek clarification from Games committee

delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2010 13:28 IST
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As controversy rages over the alleged misuse of funds in the Commonwealth Games, Indian Railways, a lead partner in the games, today sought a clarification from the Organising Committee over utilisation of funds for the mega event.

Railways has pledged Rs 100 crore for the Games and an MoU is expected to be signed between the PSU behemoth and the Organising Committee shortly.

Railways Ministry sources said the clarification has been sought in the backdrop of reports of shoddy deals for procurement of equipment and other projects.

The sources indicated that the Ministry might rethink its pledged support to the Games if it is not satisfied with the reply of the organisers.

Caught in a web of corruption scandals and under intense pressure from the government, the Organising Committee has already been forced to form a three-member panel to probe allegations of irregular financial transactions with a little-known UK-based company.

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