Action against those found guilty by Shunglu Committee: Maken



Action against those found guilty by Shunglu Committee: Maken New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday assured that action would certainly be taken against any official of his ministry who is found guilty by the V K Shunglu committee set up to inquire into irregularities in the preparations of last year's Commonwealth Games.

"If anyone in the Sports ministry is found guilty, action will surely be taken against him," said Maken on the sidelines of a function to felicitate the members of Indian football team, who participated in 1960 Rome Olympics.

The Shunglu committee was appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to probe into corruption in the preparations of 2010 Delhi Games.

In one of its reports, the Shunglu panel had accused the Sports Ministry of pretending to be completely ignorant of the sacked Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi's decision to grant Rs 33 crore "without any authority or prior consultation" to 72 Commonwealth Games associations in various countries at the Montego Bay meeting in 2003, which allotted the Games to New Delhi.

"Although the ministry was aware of this announcement since it had answered a parliament question on 2nd Dec, 2003 on this subject, it feigned complete ignorance and seemed surprised," the panel had said.

PTI