New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday extended
the judicial custody of disgraced former chairman of
Commonwealth Games OC Suresh Kalmadi and other officials till
July 21 for their alleged involvement in irregularities in
conducting the games.
Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh also asked the Tihar
jail authority to explore the possibility of transporting them
to court in separate jail vans after they expressed fear of
being attacked by fellow undertrials.
Kalmadi and the four co-accused -- former OC
secretary general Lalit Bhanot, former director general VK
Verma and officials M Jaychandran, Surjit Lal and ASV
Prasad-- currently lodged in Tihar jail said they apprehend
they may be attacked by other undertrials in the jail van
while travelling between jail and court.
The court also allowed Kalmadi`s plea for medical
examination and treatment.
Meanwhile, Swiss firm Swiss Timing, which was
allegedly illegally granted TSR contract refrained from
complying with the court`s order, saying summons were not
served in accordance with the treaty between the two
Counsel for Swiss Timing, one of the eleven accused in
the TSR (Timing, Scoring, Result) system scam, said that the
summons issued to it by the court should have been served
through appropriate authority in the Swiss government and not
through post and the same has been conveyed to the Indian
government through the Indian embassy.
The court has asked the CBI to file a reply on the
same on July 21. Swiss Timing was issued summons on May 23
which was returnable by today.