New Delhi: The arrest of three Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) engineers accused in corruption cases in Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010 has once again posed a problem to agencies or people who were directly or indirectly involved in the CWG scam.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took stringent action against perpetrators in CWG by arresting MCD engineers OP Mahala, DK Shagun and Gurcharan Singh.

After the arrest, the MCD headquarters at Town Hall is yet again abuzz with the controversies related to CWG. Apart from officials, there are few leaders of the civic agency who are directly linked in the scam including members of the then Standing Committee members.

The gross anomalies in CWG on large scale surfaced during the last week of July 2010. Officials of Organising Committee were first to face the axe and after a complaint by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), the CBI registered a case against six MCD engineers and a company related to street lighting project.

During the preparations for Commonwealth Games, MCD had planned to install German based street lighting, which did not augur well with the agency. The contract was awarded to Sweka Engineering Works Pvt Ltd.

Three senior leaders of the then Standing Committee are said to be in soup who gave nod for this project. If sources are to be believed, the investigating agency can anytime take action against the three members.

It is to be learnt that CBI had registered a case against six MCD engineers who were involved in the street lighting project in the national capital. MCD in turn said that the company, which was awarded its contract, was already mired by a scam.

CBI also registered a case against Managing Director of Sweka Engineering Works Private Limited  TP Singh and MCD engineers DK Shagun, OP Mahla, Pradeep Rawat, Rajeev V, Gurcharan Singh and Bharat Singh under various sections.

There was much uproar in the Standing Committee while awarding the contract to Sweka engineering in 2008.

Surpassing all the objections, the company was given the multi-crore rupee street lighting project in July 2008 which caused a heavy loss to MCD’s exchequer.

JPN/Bureau