Complaint against Dikshit: CBI tells court no FIR registered
The CBI has told a Delhi court that it has not registered any FIR on a complaint accusing Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and others of corruption during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
New Delhi: The CBI has told a Delhi court that it has not registered any FIR on a complaint accusing Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and others of corruption during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
In his order, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Yaduvanshi noted CBI SP`s statement that no FIR has been registered and the probe into the allegations was at a preliminary stage.
The CBI SP said "it is submitted that after receipt of the various complaints of the complainant from Delhi Police, the CBI did initiate an inquiry which is at a very preliminary stage.
"It is, therefore, clarified that so far no FIR stands registered on the present complaint of the complainant in respect of which his application under section 156 (3) CrPC (seeking directions for registration of FIR) is pending consideration."
The CBI SP had appeared before the court in reply to its October 30 order to the probe agency to explain if any FIR has been lodged on RTI activist Vivek Garg`s complaint.
Garg had filed a complaint against Dikshit, PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan and former CWG OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi for alleged corruption in various CWG projects.
The complaint had been made to the Economic Offences Wing (EoW) of the Delhi Police and EOW had later told the court that it had forwarded the same to the CBI as it was already investigating various cases relating to the CWG.
Besides the politicians, the complaint had also accused
the officials of Delhi government and the Centre of conspiring with each other and businessmen "to cause wrongful loss to the public exchequer and wrongful gain to themselves or persons whom they were interested in."
It had accused them of being "guilty of offences of criminal breach of trust, cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code" and had had said that they "be summoned, tried and punished accordingly".
The complainant said a total expenditure of Rs 1,000 crore was sanctioned for various works in Jawaharlal Lal Nehru Stadium Complex, Indira Gandhi Stadium, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Complex, Major Dhyanchand national stadium, Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range as well as consultancy for various works.
But "the corrupt politicians, officials and businessmen/ companies connived with the intention to illegally enrich themselves and spent Rs 2460 crore for which they were not even legally allowed," he had said.
The complaint had also relied upon the report of Central Vigilance Commission and that of Shunglu Committee set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to probe alleged irregularities in various CWG projects.