A day before CBI raids, Kalmadi had asked officials to wind up

A day before CBI raided his office and residence, CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi had allegedly sent out a circular asking all functional heads under him to start winding up, a move which is against the Sports Ministry`s directive to stay put.

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2010, 23:22 PM IST

New Delhi: A day before CBI raided his office
and residence, CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi
had allegedly sent out a circular asking all functional heads
under him to start winding up, a move which is against the
Sports Ministry`s directive to stay put.

According to official sources, Kalamdi had send out a
circular on December 23 to all functional area heads to wind
up their work and submit all documents to the record room.
This move, the sources said, was against the Sports
Ministry`s directive that the OC should stay put till further
orders. Comptroller and Auditor General is in the process of
auditing OC accounts.

There are about 34 functional heads in the OC and the
circular went to all the members, they said.

The functional areas includes administration, overlays,
catering, ceremonies, accommodation, finance, accounts and
communication among others.

Most of those employed by OC are on private contract and
hence there are chances that people might just go into
oblivion after being relieved, sources said.
The CBI on December 24 had carried out searches at the
residential premises of Kalmadi in the national capital and in
Pune in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities
in the conduct of the Commonwealth Games. Besides him, the
premises of his personal secretary Manoj Bhure in Pune were
also searched by the probe agency.

The CBI has filed three cases in connection with alleged
irregularities in the Games and have already named Kalmadi`s
close aide and OC Secretary General Lalit Bhanot for alleged
complicity in a Rs 107 crore deal with a Swiss firm.

PTI