CBI searches at premises of CWG officials

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2011, 12:38 PM IST

New Delhi: Casting a wider net, the CBI
today conducted searches at the premises of certain OC
officials here in connection with the multi-crore CWG overlays
scam.

Officials sources said the searches were conducted at
the premises of R P Gupta, U K Ridhi, A K Saxena, Surjeet Lal
and Nukesh Jain, who were officials in the CWG Organising
Committee.

The CBI had earlier arrested Deorukhkar Shekhar, a
close aide of former OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi in connection
with the same case.

Nearly Rs 600 crore of contracts relating to the
overlays project are under the scanner of the probe agency.

Overlays works included supply of tents, marquees,
prefabricated units, portable toilets, containers, security
fences, furniture, public display LED boards, floor finishes,
material handling equipment, gensets, cabling, UPS,
air-conditioners, lighting, civil construction, athletic
exercise equipment and grandstands.

The agency had conducted a number of searches in
certain premises across the country in early January in
connection with the scam in the Games, including those of an
officer under Union Sports Ministry.

The overlays contracts are also under the scanner of
the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate.
The CBI had earlier registered three FIRs for alleged
corruption in the projects and events in the run up to the
sporting extravaganza.

Two of these cases were in connection with alleged
irregularities in the Queen`s Baton Relay.

PTI