New Delhi: In a bid to tighten the noose around those involved in bungling of crores of rupees in making arrangements for 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is set to file a Preliminary Investigation (PI) to probe the purchase of CWG Village flats from Emaar MGF at high price.

This will provide the top investigating agency, CBI, with the opportunity to look into the role of former Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna and several other officials of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Union Urban Development Ministry who are under scanner for irregularities in hosting the international event.

According to a CBI official, the evidences available to the agency reveal that an additional payment of Rs 100 crores was made to Emmar MGF by going against norms for the purchase of 250 flats for the Commonwealth Games village. 

Serving as the DDA Chiarman, Tejinder Khanna had formed two committees to determine the prices of flats ahead of their purchase. These committees proposed to fix the prices at Rs 9,720 per square foot and Rs 9,382 per square foot for the flats.

However, Khanna convened a meeting of the top officials of the DDA and the Ministry of Urban Development where the price rates proposed by the two committees were rejected and it was decided to purchase the flats at Rs 11,000 per square foot.

By registering preliminary investigation case, the CBI will try to find out whether the decision of purchasing flats was taken as per the requirement of the administration or there was some kind of vested interest in making the decision.

After the primary investigation, an FIR will be registered against the accused to ensure punishment for those who are responsible for the alleged bungling.