The CBI is looking into complaints related to alleged irregularities in Queen`s Baton Relay (QBR) event and is examining documents pertaining to it.
New Delhi: The CBI is looking into
complaints related to alleged irregularities in Queen`s Baton
Relay (QBR) event and is examining documents pertaining to it,
including those related to transfer of funds.
A senior CBI official said photocopies of available
files have been handed over by officials of CWG Organising
These documents were being examined by the agency and
no decision on whether to register a case has been taken so
far, sources said.
When contacted CBI`s Press Information Officer R K Gaur
refused to divulge any information on this and maintained that
neither a Regular Case has been registered nor a preliminary
enquiry initiated by the agency.
He, however, said the CBI had received over a dozen
complaints which were being verified. "The agency is working
in close coordination with the CAG, CVC and the ED," he added.
The Enforcement Directorate had registered its first
case under FEMA after British authorities referred to the
Indian 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.
According to the OC documents, the money transaction was
justified by the members saying "in view of the short time
available and the risk of the cancellation of the QBR event,
the Committee decided to compare the quotes (of different
vendors in London) and evaluate them, keeping in view the cost
and time factor.
"The Committee noted that out of the offers, the offer
of A M Films, UK at GBP 127712 exclusive of taxes is cheaper
compared to other vendors...The Committee therefore recommends
that the lowest offer of the GBP 127712 received from AM
Films, UK be accepted," it said.
"The firm has asked for hundred per cent advanced
payment and in view of the short time available and the risk
of event cancellation, the committee recommends that the
advance payment of hundred per cent may also be given to the
firm (AM Films) to facilitate taking up the work in time,"
according to the documents.
The alleged violation under FEMA, that the ED is
probing, was related to the arrangement of this 100 per cent
advance payment to A M Films.