CWG scam: CBI arrests pvt firm head

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2011, 00:34 AM IST

New Delhi: CBI has arrested the head of a
private firm, which had bagged over Rs 150 crore contract from
Commonwealth Games Organising Committee for overlays works.

Binu Nanu, Director GL Events - Meroform, was arrested by
the probe agency and remanded in four days police custody,
official sources said.

The CBI had on January 12 searched office and residence
premises of Nanu and many others after it registered a case in
connection with the over Rs 600 crore alleged overlays scam.

Nanu`s wife Roopana is also one of his associate in the
business.

The FIR, the fourth in connection with the CWG games, was
registered against OC Director General V K Verma.

CBI had alleged that Verma and others entered into a
"criminal conspiracy" with managing directors and directors of
private companies in the award of contracts for overlays for
different venues of CWG-2010 at "exorbitant rates".

The overlays contracts are also under the scanner of the
Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate.

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, lighting,
air-conditioners, civil construction, athletic exercise
equipment and grandstands.

The CBI had earlier registered three FIRs for alleged
corruption in projects and events in the run up to the
sporting extravaganza.

Two of these cases were in connection with the alleged
irregularities in the Queen`s baton relay.

PTI

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