A day after HT published an article outlining shortcomings at the Dr SP Mukherjee Swimming Complex that was inaugurated on Sunday, the official machinery took a defensive stance on Monday.
A strongly-worded letter from the director-general, Commonwealth Games Projects (CPWD), S S Mondal, questioned the authenticity of the report and accompanying photos taken by staff photographer Arijit Sen.
Photos showing the venue spic and span accompanied the letter. The official machinery, it seems, has worked overtime to clean up the mess in the last 24 hours. HT stands by its report and photographs, which were taken on the day of the inauguration.