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CWG scam: Kalmadi gets new date to appear before CBI

CBI has asked sacked CWG OC chief Suresh Kalmadi to appear before it on Monday to clarify some new issues which surfaced during the visit of the agency`s officials to London in connection with Queen`s Baton Relay scam.

Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 00:30 AM IST

New Delhi: CBI has asked sacked CWG
Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi to appear before it
on Monday to clarify some new issues which surfaced during the
visit of the agency`s officials to London in connection with
Queen`s Baton Relay scam.
Kalmadi had expressed his inability to appear before
the CBI citing his foreign visit, saying he would return home
only after April 19. But even after returning from his visit
abroad, he did not turn up before the sleuths saying he was
still not in Delhi, sources said.

The CBI today conveyed to him to appear before it on
April 25 for clarifying details gathered during the trip of
two-member team to London in connection with cases related to
alleged irregularities in hiring AM Films and AM Car and Van
Hire Limited during QBR held in 2009, sources in the agency
said.

The team has managed to speak to the London-based owner
of both the companies -- Ashish Patel -- who has given a lot
of information and documents with regard to the allegedly
overvalued deal.

The documents and records made available by Patel will
be provided to the CBI officially in reply to their Letter
Rogatory issued to British Authorities, sources said.
AM Car and Van Hire company in London was engaged during
Queen`s Baton Relay in 2009 to provide services like taxis for
the guests and OC members. The AM films was hired to provide
display monitors during the event.

The team had also questioned other companies which were
in fray for the lucrative contract, they said.

The agency has sent a two-member team comprising
Additional Director V K Gupta and DIG S K Palsania to London
which has got some "clinching" details about the payments
made to the two companies allegedly with the sanction of
Kalmadi, they said.

CBI sources said the team now wants Kalmadi to reply to
the new pieces of information on the monetary transactions
with the two companies.

PTI