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CWG OC official, corporate honcho sent to Tihar

CWG Organising Committee`s Additional DG K Udai Kumar Reddy and a corporate honcho Praveen Bakshi, arrested for their alleged corrupt deeds in arranging various logistic support to the sporting event, were sent to Tihar Jail.



New Delhi: CWG Organising Committee`s
Additional Director General K Udai Kumar Reddy and a corporate
honcho Praveen Bakshi, arrested for their alleged corrupt
deeds in arranging various logistic support to the sporting
event, were sent to Tihar Jail on Monday under judicial custody.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini sent the duo to the city`s
central prison after the lapse of their 5-days` custody period
with the agency sleuths for their custodial interrogation.

"CBI says that investigation is not yet complete and
thus the accused (Reddy and Bakshi) be remanded to 14 days
judicial custody. Accused are remanded to judicial custody
till March 14," the judge said.

The court also directed the jail superintendent to
consider the plea by both the accused for using reading
glasses inside the prison, as per jail manual.

Earlier, the court had questioned the CBI for not
arresting the officials of the CWG OC who have allegedly
accepted huge bribe in awarding contracts at exorbitant rates.

CBI had submitted that Bakshi had paid huge bribe to
the officials of the OC in return for getting contracts at
exorbitant rates and release of payments. It had also added
that that Reddy had accepted the bribe amount from Baskhi.

The premises of both the accused, arrested on February
22, were searched by the CBI on February 18 along with that of
five other CWG OC officials and suppliers in connection
with overlays scam.

Nearly Rs 600 crore worth of contracts relating to the
overlays project are under the scanner for alleged
irregularities.

Overlays works included supply of tents, marquees,
prefabricated units, portable toilets, containers, security
fences, furniture, public display LED boards, floor finishes,
material handling equipment, gensets, cabling, UPS,
air-conditioners, lighting, civil construction, athletic
exercise equipment and grandstands.

The agency had conducted a number of searches in
certain premises across the country in early January in
connection with the scam, including those of an officer under
Union Sports Ministry.

The overlays contracts are also under the scanner of
the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate.
The premises of both the accused, arrested on February
22, were searched by CBI on February 18 along with that of
five other CWG OC officials and suppliers in connection with
overlays scam.

Nearly Rs 600 crore worth of contracts relating to the
overlays project are under the scanner for alleged
irregularities.

Overlays works included supply of tents, marquees,
prefabricated units, portable toilets, containers, security
fences, furniture, public display LED boards, floor finishes,
material handling equipment, gensets, cabling, UPS,
air-conditioners, lighting, civil construction, athletic
exercise equipment and grandstands.

The overlays contracts are under the scanner also of
the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate.

PTI

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