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Charges framed against Kalmadi, others in CWG graft case

Posted on Feb 04, 03:15PM | UNI

New Delhi, Feb 4 : A Delhi court today framed charges against sacked CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and nine others for illegally awarding a contract with conspiracy to cause a loss of Rs 90 crore to the public exchequer in a Commonwealth games-related graft case.

The CBI had chargesheeted Kalmadi and others for illegally awarding a contract to Swiss Timing Omega to instal Timings, Scoring and Results (TSR) system for 2010 Commonwealth Games at inflated rates without considering the lower bid of Rs 62 crore by another company, MSL Spain.

The other persons against whom charges framed are Organising Committee secretary Lalit Bhanot, Director General V K Verma, Director General (Procurement) Surjit Lal, Joint Director General (Sports) A S V Prasad, Treasurer M Jayachandran and others.

CBI Special Judge Ravinder Kaur framed charges under Section 120B (Criminal Conspiracy), Section 201 (destruction of evidence), Section 420 (cheating), Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC and other provisions in the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The court, after framing of charges, adjourned the matter for recording of evidence from February 20.