CWG scam: Court reserves order on bail plea of Kalmadi`s aide

A Delhi court on Wednesday reserved its order on the bail plea of former CWG Organising Committee official A S V Prasad arrested for his alleged role in awarding a Games-related contract to a Swiss firm at an exorbitant cost.

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday reserved
its order on the bail plea of former CWG Organising Committee
official A S V Prasad arrested for his alleged role in
awarding a Games-related contract to a Swiss firm at an
exorbitant cost.

Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh reserved the order
after the counsel for CWG OC Joint Director-General (Sports)
submitted that his bail plea be decided early.
He pleaded that his plea be decided without waiting
for the conclusion of arguments on a similar plea of CWG
OC`s former Deputy Director General Surjeet Lal who is also
an accused in this case along with its sacked Chairman Suresh
Kalmadi and others.

"It has been prayed on behalf of accused Prasad that
his application be decided without waiting for the arguments
to be addressed by the counsel for accused Surjit Lal," the
court said, fixing June 6 for its order on Prasad`s bail plea.

The court had earlier deferred till June 6 the hearing
on Lal`s bail plea after his counsel said that he would take
up the arguments on that day.

The judge had earlier said the order on the bail
pleas of Kalmadi, Prasad and Lal would be passed together.
The judicial custody of all the five accused --
Kalmadi, Prasad, Lal, OC`s Secretary General Lalit Bhanot and
former OC Director General V K Verma would end on June 6.

The five have been arrested for their role in awarding
the contract for installing the Time-Scoring-Result (TSR)
system to a Swiss firm at an exorbitant cost of Rs 141 crore,
causing a loss of over Rs 95 crore to the public exchequer.

PTI

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