New Delhi: CBI is likely to question Jarnail Singh, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, in context with the alleged corruption in the Rs 107-crore contract given to Swiss Timing for timing, scoring and results (TSR) system during the event.

In a letter to the Sports Ministry, Singh had denied the allegations made on him by a complainant terming him as a fraud. However, Singh made no defending remarks about giving the contract to the Swiss Timing.

However, a senior CBI official said, “The investigation agency has the letter written by Singh to the Sports Ministry, and will soon take his explanation on the issue.”

“It is important to find that who all knew about the TRS scam and why was Singh in a hurry to deny the allegations,” he added.  

Interestingly, just after the Swiss Timing was given Rs 107 crore contracts, the issue of anomalies in the allotment were brought to the knowledge of Sports Ministry. Following which, the Ministry wrote a letter to Singh and instructed him to probe the matter. In his response, Singh clarified that it was a baseless complaint and the address written in the letter could not be verified.

According to him, the contract was allotted by the Executive Management Committee headed by Suresh Kalmadi, who is solely responsible for the scam.

It is worth mentioning that Suresh Kalmadi, Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma have been arrested by the CBI for the anomalies in the contract given to Swiss Timing.

JPN/ Bureau