The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered yet another case in connection with alleged irregularities in the Commonwealth Games 2010, this time for the construction of indoor courts at the Siri Fort sports complex.
After registering the 15th FIR in the CWG scam, teams of CBI officials reached 21 locations in Delhi, Mumbai and the National Capital Region to carry out search operations.
First such case
This is the first case registered by the agency after a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed last month to study the Comptroller and Auditor-General's report on the Games and to see whether any fresh case could be registered.
“The SIT, headed by a Joint Director, collaborates with other investigating agencies such as the Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate,” CBI sources said.
According to sources, the CBI has accused Delhi Development Authority (DDA) officials, contractors B.E. Billimoria Company Ltd. and retired chief engineer of DDA V.K. Panchal of involvement in the case.
The estimated cost of the construction of squash and badminton courts was about Rs.118 crore but the contract was finally awarded at a cost of nearly Rs.154 crore causing a loss of Rs. 36 crore to the exchequer, the sources said.