CBI questions Suresh Kalmadi`s three key aides

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2010, 23:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising
Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot and his colleague R K
Sacheti were among three persons questioned today by the CBI
here in connection with alleged irregularities in the conduct
of mega sporting event.

The CBI also questioned Manoj Bhori, political advisor
to OC head Suresh Kalmadi in connection with the scam.

Sources reveal that CWG OC chief Kalmadi may also be called at the CBI head office for questioning.

CBI sources said the officials were questioned at
length about several contracts mainly related to overlays,
hiring equipment and grant of work to a London-based company
in connection with Queen`s Baton Relay last year.

The trio were asked to clarify certain financial
transactions made with CWG contractors and appointment of
workforce for the conduct of the Commonwealth Games, they
said.

Bhore’s house had been raided by the CBI on 25th December and the investigation team had seized the hard disk of his personal computer.

The investigation team went through Bhore’s flat in Chikhalwadi area of Khadki, scanning the computer and flipping through files and documents on Friday.

The CBI had earlier conducted raids at the residences
of Kalmadi, Bhanot, Sacheti, who is Joint director General of
the OC, and Sangeeta Welingkar, member of the Games Image and
Look Group.

-PTI