CWG scam: Lal`s bail plea to be heard on June 6

A Delhi court deferred till June 6 the hearing on bail plea of former CWG Organising Committee`s deputy director general Surjeet Lal.

Last Updated: May 30, 2011, 22:01 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday deferred
till June 6 the hearing on bail plea of former CWG Organising
Committee`s deputy director general Surjeet Lal, arrested for
his alleged role in awarding a Games-related contract to a
Swiss firm at an exorbitant cost.

Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh posted the matter for
June 6 after Lal`s counsel pleaded before the court that he
would take up the arguments on that day.

The judicial custody of all the five accused -- sacked
CWG OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, Secretary General Lalit
Bhanot, Joint Director-General (Sports) ASV Prasad, former
director general VK Verma and Lal also ends on June 6.

After hearing the bail pleas of Kalmadi and Prasad on
May 26, the court had said that it would pronounce its order
on the bail pleas of all the accused after arguments for the
five were completed.

Arguments on Lal`s bail plea was not taken up that day
as there was paucity of time for its hearing.

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.

Earlier, Kalmadi had shifted the blame for award of
the TSR contract to OC CEO Jarnail Singh and had contended
that the CBI had not obtained necessary sanction to prosecute
him.

The CBI had in its first charge sheet against Kalmadi
and ten others, including Swiss Timing and its sub-contractor
AKR Constructions, described him as "the main accused with
supreme overriding powers in the OC."

PTI