New Delhi: Sacked Commonwealth Games OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi's troubles grew with the Enforcement Directorate naming him in the chargesheet filed on Thursday for alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of the premier Baton Relay event.

The complaint (equivalent of a charge sheet) was filed by the agency to its adjudicating authority here and alleges foreign exchange contraventions to the tune of about Rs 5 crore in the conduct of the Queens Baton Relay (QBR) held in 2009 in London.

The glitzy event was attended by President Pratibha Patil, Queen Elizabeth II and a host of top Indian athletes and Organising Committee (OC) officials.

Besides Kalmadi, the ED also named five OC officials in its complaint -- former secretary general Lalit Bhanot, director general V K Verma, deputy director general Sanjay Mahindroo, joint director general (accounts and finance) M Jaychandran and A K Mattoo.

Kalmadi, according to agency's complaint, was named for providing his signatures in his "individual capacity" and allowing "unauthorised payments" of more than Rs 8 crore and few others for the conduct of the QBR and also side-stepping five other service providers in favour of a firm -- AM Films and Cars limited.

The ED complaint also mentions how the OC violated its own charter for the event and hired luxury vehicles like Mercedes S-class, BMW-7 series thereby violating the authorisation for hiring only "mid-size" cars for ferrying guests, athletes and other dignitaries.

The RBI, according to ED, has rules which specify that any such state-sponsored event should be conducted after inviting global tenders from competent bidders, which was not done in this case.

A local court meanwhile dismissed Kalmadi's plea seeking exemption for two days from appearing before it in order to visit Pune for a medical check-up and to meet his family members.

Kalmadi's plea for exemption from personal appearance on February 3 and 4 was rejected by Special Judge Talwant Singh on the ground that he was earlier allowed to go to Pune for a day but failed to avail the opportunity and attended the court proceedings on that day.

(Agencies)