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Updated: February 19, 2011 21:10 IST

Court seeks status of probe into CWG-linked graft cases

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CWG mascot Shera during a promotional event. Though there are numerous changes of alleged corruption in Commonwealth Games, only four FIRs have been filed so far.
PTI CWG mascot Shera during a promotional event. Though there are numerous changes of alleged corruption in Commonwealth Games, only four FIRs have been filed so far.

A Delhi court has asked the CBI and the Delhi police to file a detailed report on the action taken by them so far on the complaints about alleged corruption in the Commonmwealth Games-related casess.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal, on a petition filed by RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal, Swami Agnivesh, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and others, has directed the CBI’s Anti-Corruption Branch and the Parliament Street police station here to file its detailed report.

In a petition to the court for a direction to the probe agencies to investigate the matter and lodge an FIR in this regard, the petitioners have alleged that despite the massive corruption in the Games-related works, only four FIRs have been registered till date.

They have alleged contracts were awarded for Games-related projects without following any procedure.

The petitioners have also alleged that despite the hue and cry by the media over corruption in holding last year’s sporting event, the government agencies have not done much to book the corrupt and erring officials involved in the corruption.

They have filed 18 complaints with the Parliament Street police station as well as with the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Police and the CBI seeking registration of FIR and prosecution of persons, involved in irregularities, under the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The scale of corruption in the CWG has shaken the conscience of the entire nation and the guilty should be brought to book so that they do not go unpunished for their misdeeds, the petitioners have submitted to the court.

The petitioners had earlier written a letter to the SP, CBI, on November 14 last year apprising him of the offences of the public servants as well as private persons involved in the corruption in the Games-related works.

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