CWG scam: CBI raids 20 locations across Delhi

Updated: Apr 05, 2011, 21:33 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Intensifying its ongoing probe into the alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Delhi, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday conducted raids at 20 different locations across Delhi and NCR.

Searches were conducted at residential and officials premises of DDA and CPWD officials and Jubilee Sports private limited.

The CBI also registered the ninth case in connection with the ongoing investigations into alleged scam naming seven senior engineers of CPWD and DDA for allegedly inflating cost of laying of synthetic turf. The sports equipment providing
company Jubilee Sports Private Limited which had got the
contract for laying of synthetic turf for Lawn Bowl event
during the Games has also been named in the case.

The case was registered under provisions of Indian Penal
Code and Prevention of Corruption Act related to criminal
conspiracy, cheating and misuse of officials position against
DDA and CPWD officials and the company, sources said.

Two serving Senior Engineers of Delhi Development
Authority Umesh Kumar and NH Khan, one retired Senior
Engineer Janeshwar Tyagi and four Central Public Works
Department officials, Executive Engineers Dineshwar Gaur and
Surja Ram, Senior Engineer Rajendra Kala and Assistant
Engineer Kailash Chand are also named in it, sources said.

"The firm has provided and laid synthetic outdoor flat
Lawn Bowl Greens for Commonwealth Games 2010 in which the
accused officials of CPWD and DDA allegedly inflated the costs
of the contract from the estimate of Rs six crore to Rs 9.88
crore by including allegedly false amounts against its cost,
transportation etc," the official spokesperson said.

The official said several incriminating documents have
been recovered during the searches and investigations are
still going on.

As part of exercise the agency sleuths swooped down on
the DDA offices at Pitam Pura and Vikas Minar where Kumar and
Khan work, CPWD offices at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium
where Kala and Ram work and at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium where
offices of Chand and Gaur are located, sources said.

The residence of Siddarth Kumar, director of Jubilee
Sports at Noida, and another official Rajiv Sharma at Greater
Kailash were also covered in the exercise. The office of
company at Greater Kailash was also searched, they said.

The sleuths also searched residences of all the accused
officials spread across Mayur Vihar, Sarojini Nagar, Munirka,
Sahyog Vihar, Gazipur and Mehrauli.

Lawn Bowls is a core sport of Commonwealth games. This
sport has been a part of all the 17 Commonwealth Games except
the 1966 games at Jamaica. The event at Commonwealth Games
2010 had six competitions for men and women.

With PTI Inputs