New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday began attachment of properties of three absconding accused in connection with irregularities in the award of a contract to a Swiss firm during the Commonwealth Games causing a loss of over Rs 95 crore to the exchequer.

In its charge sheet, CBI has accused Anil Madan and P D Arya of Faridabad-based Gem International and A K Reddy of Hyderabad-based AKR Constructions of conniving with the
Organising Committee officials to get the contract awarded to Switzerland-based Swiss Timing at Rs 157.62 crore, ignoring the bid of a Spanish firm which was for Rs 62.01 crore.

The three accused, however, could not be traced by the agency following which it sought permission to attach their properties from the special CBI court which recently granted them permission, sources said.

Teams of CBI sleuths reached the premises of the accused at Faridabad and Hyderabad and started the proceedings this morning, sources in the agency said.

The CBI had alleged that Madan and Arya allegedly conspired with the Organising Committee officials for getting the Timing Scoring and Results system contract awarded to Swiss Timing and received a payment of nearly Rs 23.21 crore from it for perfunctory services.

"In this endeavor, they also conspired with the CMD of Hyderabad-based private constructions company who raised highly inflated and bogus invoices for Rs 11.28 for temporary cabling work, in order to justify the huge payment received from the Swiss-based company," a CBI spokesperson had said.

19 CWG projects worth about Rs 2,500 cr under CVC scanner Nearly 19 projects worth about
Rs 2,500 crore carried out by different central and state government agencies were intensively examined by Central Vigilance Commission for alleged graft, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Out of the total 19 projects, the highest number were done by PWD (six), followed by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (four), New Delhi Municipal Council and Central Public Works Department (three each), Delhi Development Authority (two) and RITES (one).

"The observations were communicated to the respective executing departments for clarification, remedial measures, fixing responsibilities etc," Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy told Lok Sabha in a written reply to a question.

Further, six cases have been registered by the CBI, the minister said.

"During intensive examination, samples of cement/ concrete taken from the works of flyovers at Naraina, Barapulla and Gazipur failed to meet the contract standards.

"The executing departments have been advised by the CVC to carry out further conformity tests like load test etc. to confirm the safety of structures and quality of concrete," Narayanasamy said.

"A case has also been registered by the CBI pertaining to Barapullah Elevated Flyover," he said. The cost of 19 projects was Rs 2,492.45 crore.

Projects worth Rs 2,500 cr under CVC scanner

Nearly 19 projects worth about Rs 2,500 crore carried out by different Central and state
government agencies were intensively examined by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for alleged graft, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Out of the total 19 projects, the highest number were done by PWD (six), followed by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (four), New Delhi Municipal Council and Central Public Works
Department (three each), Delhi Development Authority (two) and RITES (one).

"The observations were communicated to the respective executing departments for clarification, remedial measures, fixing responsibilities etc," Minister of State for Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy said in a written reply to a question.

Further, six cases have been registered by the CBI, he said.

"During intensive examination, samples of cement/concrete taken from the works of flyovers at Naraina, Barapulla and Gazipur failed to meet the contract standards.
"The executing departments have been advised by the CVC to carry out further conformity tests like load test etc. to confirm the safety of structures and quality of concrete," Narayanasamy said.

"A case has also been registered by the CBI pertaining to Barapullah Elevated Flyover," he said. The cost of 19 projects was Rs 2,492.45 crore.


(JPN/Agencies)