CVC to give more CWG fraud-related cases to CBI

The Central Vigilance Commission, probing alleged financial irregularities in CWG works, has decided to give some more fresh cases to CBI where it has found criminal conspiracy in escalating cost of several projects.

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission, probing alleged financial irregularities in Commonwealth Games works, has decided to give some more fresh cases to CBI where it has found criminal conspiracy in escalating cost of several projects.

Official sources said that in a meeting held at the
Commission`s office here today, the Chief Technical
Examination wing of the anti-corruption watchdog asked CBI to
register preliminary inquiry into the cases.

However, details and number of projects could not be
immediately known though sources said that at least three new
cases will be given to CVC.

"The meeting was held with CBI officers. We have
discussed cases in detail. Out CTE team has found prima-facie
involvement of certain department officials in manipulating
documents to jump construction cost of projects," a CVC
official, who is not authorised to talk to media, said.

The official said that the final decision will be
taken by the investigating agency officials.

"We have also given them all the relevant documents,"
the official said.

CBI has already registered three cases naming some top
Organising Committee officials for alleged corruption.

The overlays contracts carried out by the OC are
already under the scanner of both the Income Tax department
and the Enforcement Directorate.

While CBI had earlier registered two cases in
connection with the Queen`s Baton Relay held in London last
year, another FIR in connection with alleged irregularities in
a Rs 107 crore contract with a Swiss time-keeping company was
also lodged.

The total value of the overlays contracts run to about
Rs 800 crore.

In reply to an RTI query, the anti-corruption watchdog
has said it had found alleged irregularities in the sale of
VIP passes, installation of fitness equipment and appointment
of placement broker and manipulation of tenders floated by
different government, civic and construction agencies here.

PTI

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