CWG scam: CVC to give fresh cases of graft to CBI

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission will give some more fresh cases to CBI to probe alleged criminal conspiracy and graft by certain government employees in carrying out Commonwealth Games-related projects.

Sources in the country`s anti-corruption body said that its Chief Technical Examination wing has zeroed in on at least three-four cases where large scale financial and administrative irregularities have been noticed.

"A meeting with CBI officials is scheduled later next week. We will be giving them three-four cases to CBI with a request to register a preliminary enquiry into them to probe alleged irregularities," a senior CVC official said requesting anonymity.

He said irregularities like cost escalation and meddling with official documents to favour private contractors have been noticed by the CVC.

"The cases involve certain senior government officials working in both Central and Delhi Government departments. The final call, whether a PE has to be registered or not, will be taken by the CBI officials," he said refusing to divulge further details on the names of officials and offices.

They said the decision to hand over few cases was taken recently after Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar, who took over as chief of the probity watchdog on July 14, asked its officials to speed up the probe in the Commonwealth Games scam.


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