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Shunglu committee to seek time to submit report on CWG mess

New Delhi: The Shunglu Committee looking
into the Commonwealth Games irregularities is likely to miss
its three-month deadline which ends Tuesday and ask for more
time to complete its probe.

Sources privy to the development said the Committee
led by former Comptroller and Auditor General V K Shunglu is
racing against time to collaborate and compile all documents
related to projects executed by different departments in the
run up to the mega sporting event held in October last year

They said the committee, whose tenure will expire on
Tuesday, may write to Prime Minister Office seeking more time
to complete its investigation to ascertain financial and
managerial lapses in the conduct of the Games and related
projects.

The sources said the high-level committee, set up by
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh soon after the Games were over,
has collected official documents running upto several
thousands from different central and state government
departments and is still studying them to find the wrong
doings.

They said the Committee would ask for additional time
of 10 days to a month to finalise its finding and submit its
report to the PMO. A formal request by the panel in this
regard is likely to be sent to the PMO tomorrow.

Shunglu refused to comment when contacted by PTI for
his response over the matter.

The Prime Minister had on October 25 last year
appointed the committee and asked it to give its report within
three months.

Former Secretary of Department of Personnel and
Training, Shantanu Consul, is also a member of the
high-powered panel.

Several projects done by Municipal Corporation of
Delhi (MCD), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), Delhi
Development Authority (DDA), Public Works Department (PWD),
Central Public Works Department (CPWD), RITES (a government of
India enterprise), Sports Ministry, Urban Development Ministry
and Games Organising Committee among others are under the
scanner of enforcement, investigating and vigilance agencies
for alleged bunglings.

The Committee has sought help from people to share any
information on CWG which could be of some help to it.

The Central Vigilance Commission is enquiring into
over 30 complaints related to alleged corruption in Games
works carried out by different civic and construction agency.

It includes overlays works, workforce selection,
hiring of equipment and public relation related projects
executed by OC.

Besides, the Central Bureau of Investigation has
registered four FIRs naming some of the close aides of OC
chairman Suresh Kalmadi for alleged criminal conspiracy and
financial irregularities in executing certain contracts.
CBI has also questioned Kalmadi in connection with its
cases.

Besides, Income Tax Department and Enforcement
Directorate are also involved in the investigations related to
certain Games projects.

PTI

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