CWG scam: Sandeep Wadhwa sent to judicial custody

Updated: Mar 11, 2011, 19:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Sandeep Wadhwa, managing
director of an Indo-Swiss firm, was today sent to judicial
custody for 14 days by a Delhi court after CBI said that his
custodial quizzing was over in a corruption case linked to
supply of logistical equipments for the Commonwealth Games.

"The accused is remanded to judicial custody till
March 25," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said.

The probe agency, in its remand application, said that
Wadhwa, who had been interrogated in custody for four days, be
sent to jail as the probe vis-a-vis him was over.

Earlier, the judge, allowing CBI to interrogate Wadhwa
in custody, said "I find that there is incriminating material
on record to the effect that two installments of bribe were
paid by the accused to the officials of Organising Committee
of the CWG."

Wadhwa, the MD of M/s Comfort Net, which is a part of
the Switzerland-based Nussli India consortium, was arrested
on March 7 in connection with alleged irregularities in the
award of contracts for overlays for over Rs 600 crore.

CBI had said that his custodial interrogation was
required "to unearth the entire conspiracy regarding the
bribing of OC officials as well as for the purposes of
identification of documents and other co-accused."

Prior to Wadhwa`s arrest, CBI had claimed that it
had got some evidence against Nussli India which was given
contract of nearly Rs 140 crore for supplying tents, portable
cabins, containers and other items for six venues.

Nussli India had signed a memorandum of understanding
with a Canadian firm`s Indian unit for supply of steel-based
modular fittings for Commonwealth Games venues, CBI said.

CBI has accused former CWG Organising Committee
Director General V K Verma and other officials of entering
into a criminal conspiracy with Binu Nanu, Director GL Events,
in awarding contracts for overlays for different Games venues
at exorbitant rates.

The agency alleged that public servants abused their
official position, cheated and caused undue losses to the
government and corresponding gain to four companies and
themselves.

PTI

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