CWG scam: CBI raids 18 locations

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2011, 16:17 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Intensifying its ongoing investigations into the alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of recently concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Delhi, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted raids at 18 different locations across the country.

CBI registered two cases against agencies involved in the restoration and renovation work of these stadiums and a
separate case regarding the appointment of consultants during
the games, official sources said.

The agency sleuths carried out searches in the National
Capital Region, Kolkata and other cities early this morning,
they said, adding, the searches are still on.

The restoration work on Shivaji Stadium could not be
completed during the Commonwealth Games despite huge costs
incurred and question marks were raised about the escalation
of the cost in renovation of Talkatora stadium, sources said.

Regarding the appointment of consultants, the CBI is
trying to ascertain whether the professional profiles of the
consultants, mentioned in the CWG OC records were true.

Sources in the agency said it was important to know if
the consultants, mentioned in the record books were actually
hired and brought here for the conduct of the games or they
were just mentioned in accounts and money siphoned off in
their names.