ED questions CWG OC Director General

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2010, 13:25 PM IST

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Director General V K Verma appeared before the Enforcement Directorate here for questioning in connection with its probe into alleged financial irregularities in the Queen`s Baton Relay in London last year.

Official sources said Verma came to ED office at 11.15 AM and brought relevant papers related to the contract given to a UK firm, A M Films, for QBR.

They said the official will be asked to explain all monetary transaction and contract details.

The ED has registered a case under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) in this regard.

Earlier, ED had questioned suspended Joint Director General T S Darbari, a close aide of OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi, in this regard.

British authorities had referred to the Indian High Commission a matter regarding A M Films, a little-known London-based company, to which a huge sum of money was transferred through the Royal Bank of Scotland around three months back.

The authorities in London have already begun a probe into the dealings of the firm.

The Organising Committee had suspended Darbari, Deputy Director General Sanjay Mohindroo and Joint Director General (Accounts and Finance) M Jaychandran on August 5 for their alleged role in the Queen`s Baton Relay in London.

PTI