New Delhi: No respite seems to be in the offing for ex-Organising Committee Chief Suresh Kalmadi, as the CBI has started its preparations to lodge more than a dozen cases of forgery and unwarranted delay in the preparations for Commonwealth Games against Kalmadi and his aides.

It is worth mentioning that the investigating agency has already registered 10 cases of corruption against Kalmadi and his team. The Sports Ministry has asked the CBI to probe into the fresh allegations. Therefore, it appears that the miseries of team Kalmadi are still far from over. 

In its fifth report, the Shunglu Committee had recommended a CBI probe into the irregularities in the organization of CWG 2010. Taking a serious note of the recommendation, the Prime Minister Office had instructed the Sports Ministry to look into the matter. Following which, the Sports Ministry handed over the charge of the investigation to the CBI.

Confirming the reports, a senior CBI official said, “Investigations are on in the issues raised by the Shunglu Committee and soon people responsible would be brought to books.”

The CBI has been asked to unearth the anomalies in selling of tickets, contract given to the Australian Company for arranging promoters, forced delay in the preparations of the Games, irregularities in the catering contract in the Commonwealth Village, the contract awarded to the Wizcraft International for the opening and closing ceremony and the issue to appoint AKS as international advisor.

Talking about irregularities, a senior CBI official said, “As soon as we will find evidences about the alleged scam, we will lodge fresh FIR against the guilty.”

(JPN/ Bureau)