New Delhi: The woes of BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal allegedly involved in the Commonwealth Games 2010 scam refuse to die down. Earlier in June, the CBI had questioned Mittal regarding irregularities in the Commonwealth Games overlays case in which the organisers had made massive expenditures.

After the CBI, the ED has issued him a notice. Two business consortiums, PICO International and Deepali Designs - with Mittal as a former director and his relatives as stakeholders - had bagged contracts worth over Rs 230 crore for projects to the Games.

A case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 has been registered against Mittal.

It is believed that during the CWG, under the overlays contract which was worth over Rs 680 crore, contract of Rs 230 crore were given to PICO International and Deepali Designs.

According to the investigating officials, Mittal was appointed as the director of Deepali-PICO on February 2010 and after five months he had resigned from the post. However, he had played a very vital role in bagging a contract for the company. During his tenure as the director the Suresh Kalmadi led Organising Committee had given his company the Rs 230 crore contract.

In the CBI’s FIR, it has been alleged that a bribe of 25 percent was given to bag the overlay contract. Now the ED and the CBI are trying to ascertain the amount of money that reached different officials.

While the CBI is busy in booking people under the Anti-corruption Act for giving and accepting bribe, the ED is trying to ascertain the blackmoney earned during the period.

JPN/Bureau