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Trial in CWG timing system contract case to start June 6

delhi Updated: May 24, 2011 16:48 IST

The trial against 11 accused, including two companies, for financial irregularities in awarding contract for timing scoring and result (TSR) system at exorbitant rates for the 2010 Commonwealth Games will start in a Delhi court June 6.

Special Judge Talwant Singh on Tuesday gave copies of the charge sheet to five of the 11 accused - former CWG Organising Committee (OC) chief and MP Suresh Kalmadi, former secretary general Lalit Bhanot, former director general V.K. Verma, former deputy director general (procurement) Surjeet Lal and former joint director general (sports) A.S.V. Prasad.

All the accused were present in the court after production warrants were issued against them Monday.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) May 20 filed its first charge sheet in the case against Kalmadi and others.

Kalmadi was described as the prime accused and mastermind in the corruption case involving award of a Rs.141-crore contract for TSR system, causing a loss of over Rs.90 crore to the exchequer.

All the accused have been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery. They also face charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

While Kalmadi, Prasad and Lal were arrested April 26. Bhanot and Verma were arrested Feb 23. They are all presently in Tihar Jail.