A Delhi court on Monday remanded former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee officials T.S. Darbari, Sanjay Mahendroo and M. Jayachandran to three days CBI custody in connection with the alleged bungling in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) in London last year.
While Mr. Darbari and Mr. Mahendroo were already in CBI custody since they were arrested on November 15, Mr. Jayachandran was arrested on Sunday by the investigating agency.
The agency produced Mr. Darbari, former OC Joint Director-General, Mr. Mahendroo, former OC Deputy Director-General and Mr. Jayachandran, former Joint Director-General (Finance) before Special CBI Judge A.S. Yadav.
While, pleading for further remand of seven days for Mr. Darbari and Mr. Mahendroo, the agency submitted that they are not cooperating with the investigation and they are not forthcoming in their replies to the queries posed by it.
The court, however, granted only three more days remand to the CBI along with Mr. Jayachandran.
The former OC official had been arrested in connection with the investigation in the two cases registered by the CBI earlier this week.
The CBI has filed two separate cases involving U.K.-based A M Films and the former officials of the CWG Organising Committee on charges of forgery and cheating in organising the QBR.
The first case names London-based A M Car and Van Services and its owner besides Mr. Darbari, Mr. Mahendroo, and Raj Singh, a Director-level officer in the OC.
They have been slapped with charges under Sections 468 (forgery of court records and public documents), 471 (using forged documents as genuine), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act.
Mr. Jayachandran has also been questioned by Enforcement Directorate officials for over six hours as part of its probe into alleged financial irregularities in projects relating to the mega sporting event.