Nearly three years after the conclusion of Commonwealth Games here, the scam-hit Organising Committee is contesting two dozen legal cases involving a revenue of about Rs 350 crore against private companies which executed projects related to the mega-sporting event.
After snuggling in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for close to two years, the Rs 57-crore aerostat, used for creating special effects during the 2012 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, has been sold to the Goa government for a token amount of Re 1.
A CBI special court here hearing a corruption case related to the 2010 Commonwealth Games Thursday granted bail to two officials of a company and rejected the bail plea of an official of another company.
Flashback time or looking at the sporting road ahead? No easy answers even one year after the Commonwealth Games with the grand opening ceremony and rich medals haul almost fading in memory as the men behind the multimillion rupee event continue to be behind bars on charges of corruption and many of the lavish stadiums lie in disuse.
The CAG has accused the PMO of giving Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi a free hand in running the 2010 Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee (OC) and spending crores of taxpayers’ money in the name of preparation for the event.