ED questions Darbari; may grill some more OC officials
The Enforcement Directorate today questioned terminated CWG Organising Committee Joint Director General T S Darbari for six hours and may interrogate some more members of the OC.
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate today
questioned terminated CWG Organising Committee Joint Director
General T S Darbari for six hours and may interrogate some
more members of the OC over alleged financial irregularities
in connection with the mega sporting event.
Official sources said based on the leads received from
the questioning of Darbari, some more officials of the OC
would be called in for questioning.
Darbari, a close aide of OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi, was
summoned to explain certain financial transactions undertaken
during the Queen`s Baton relay in London last year. The ED has
registered a case under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA)
in this regard.
Darbari is understood to have denied his role in any of
the irregularities during the questioning, they said.
Sources said officials of other agencies like Indian
Olympic Association (IOA) will also be questioned in
connection with the probe.
"All documents brought by Darbari related to the money
transactions and grant of contracts to different agencies in
London were scrutinised by the officials," an ED official
Sources said this has been done in the wake of the
British authorities referring to the High Commission a matter
regarding A M Films, a little-known London-based company, to
which a huge sum of money was transferred through the Royal
Bank of Scotland.
The authorities in London have already begun a probe
into the dealings of the firm and had contacted the Indian
High Commission which subsequently forwarded the details to
the Sports Ministry here for follow-up action.
The Organising Committee terminated Darbari today. It had
suspended Deputy Director General Sanjay Mohindroo and Joint
Director General (Accounts and Finance) M Jaychandran on
August 5 for their alleged role in the irregularities.
An inspection by the Chief Technical Examination Wing of
the Central Vigilance Commission has found alleged financial
irregularities in 16 projects being executed by different
civic and construction agencies here ahead of fortnight-long
Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in the national
capital from October three.