New Delhi: In connection with alleged irregularities in award of overlays contracts of over Rs 600 crore for the Commonwealth Games, Managing Director of an Indo-Swiss overlays supplying consortium was arrested by the CBI here on Monday.

According to sources, Sandeep Wadhwa, Managing Director of Comfort Net, the company which was part of Switzerland-based Nussli India Consortium, was arrested by the CBI.

Nussli India was given contract of nearly Rs 140 crore for supplying tents, portable cabins, containers and other items for six venues.

The sources said, the company has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Candian firm's Indian unit to supply steel-based modular fittings for these venues.
Earlier, the CBI had accused former Director General V K Verma and other officials of the Organising Committee of entering into a criminal conspiracy with Binu Nanu in awarding contracts for overlays for different venues of Commonwealth Games at an exorbitant rate.

The agency has alleged that public servants abused their official position, cheated and caused undue losses to the Government and corresponding gain to four companies and themselves. One of the companies made accused by the CBI was
Nussli-India consortium.

Earlier this year, the CBI had carried out detailed searches on the official and residential premises of all four companies which were alleged beneficiaries of overlays contracts given for the Commonwealth Games.

Besides Wadhwa, searches were carried out on the premises of Binu Nanu and Roopana Binu, Director GL Events and Meroform India, Sebastin Brunet, Director, G L Events and Vinay Mittal, Director, Deepali Designs and Exhibits.

Deepali Designs has got contract worth Rs 230 crore, D Art Furniture Systems-ESG Arena of UK had contracts for providing overlays for over Rs 90 crore, Nussli India was given contract for over Rs 140 crore and Meroform-GL services had bagged a contract worth Rs 165 crore, official sources said.

The investigating agency had arrested Additional Director General of CWG Organising Committee K U K Reddy and supplier Praveen Bakshi, close aide of former OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi Deorukhkar Shekhar and Binu Nanu in connection with overlays scam.

(Agencies)