CWG: Kalmadi`s aide move High Court challenging order

Former CWG OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi`s close aide Shekhar Deorukhkar, arrested for his alleged role in a corruption case relating to the event, on Thursday moved Delhi HC against the trial court`s order dismissing his bail plea.

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2011, 21:00 PM IST

New Delhi: Former CWG OC chairman Suresh
Kalmadi`s close aide Shekhar Deorukhkar, arrested for his
alleged role in a corruption case relating to the sporting
event, on Thursday moved Delhi High Court against the trial court`s
order dismissing his bail plea.
Justice Ajit Bharihoke issued a notice to CBI and
sought its reply by April 20 on the bail plea filed by
Deorukhkar claiming that the probe agency has failed to
recover any incriminating documents from his possession.

Deorukhkar also claimed his name did not figure in the
FIR and that there was no direct evidence against him.

He was arrested from Pune on February 11 in the CWG
overlays scam in which nearly Rs 600 crore worth of contracts
relating to the Games` overlays project are under the scanner
of various probe agencies.

Opposing the bail plea before the trial court, which
rejected his bail plea earlier this month, the CBI had said
there are sufficient material on record which confirms that he
had obtained a huge bribe amount from the overlays suppliers.

CBI had also said that the accused could tamper with
evidence and could influence the witnesses, if he is released
on bail.

The CBI arrested Kalmadi`s personal assistant after
registering a fresh case in award of contracts for overlays at
different venues for the Games at alleged exorbitant rates.
The CBI had earlier arrested three senior CWG OC
officials -- T S Darbari, Sanjay Mahindroo and M Jayachandran.
All the three were subsequently granted bail. Beenu Nanu, the
head of two event management companies, was the fourth person
to be picked up.

Overlays works included supply of tents, marquees,
pre-fabricated 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.

PTI