The CBI on Tuesday got eight-day custody of the former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman and suspended Congress leader, Suresh Kalmadi, along with two other Organising Committee (OC) officials from a special court here for their alleged involvement in the “criminal conspiracy” to award the Games' Timing, Scoring and Results system contract to a Swiss company.

The investigating agency had sought 14 days custody of Mr. Kalmadi; the former Joint Director-General (Sports) of the OC, A.S.V. Prasad; and the former Deputy Director-General (Procurement), Surjit Lal; from Special Judge (CBI) Talwant Singh.

In its remand application, the CBI said the accused, in conspiracy with others, abused their official position and “awarded the contract to Swiss Timing at an exorbitant rate of approximately Rs.107 crore, in a most wrongful manner, restricting and eliminating all competition, causing wrongful loss to the Government of India and corresponding wrongful gain to Swiss Timing.”

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