For the second time in two months, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi at its headquarters here in connection with alleged financial irregularities related to the conduct of the Commonwealth Games in the Capital in last October.

Mr. Kalmadi, Congress MP from Pune, was earlier questioned by the CBI at his residence here January. CBI detectives had also searched his residential and official premises in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune as well as his bank lockers.

His close aides, including former OC Secretary General Lalit Bhanot, former OC Director General V K Verma and his personal assistant Shekhar Deorukhkar, have already been arrested in connection with alleged irregularities during the CWG.

The CBI has so far registered eight cases of which three are related to restoration work of two sporting venues, two are related to Queen Baton's relay, while one each is related to overlays, contract given to Swiss Time Keeping, and contract given to SIS live for the coverage of the Games.

Official sources in the CBI said that Mr. Kalmadi arrived at the agency’s headquarters in the morning and the agency sleuths continued to grill him till late evening. Further details were not available.


Bhanot, Verma's judicial custody extendedMarch 16, 2011

Suresh Kalmadi arrested April 25, 2011

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