New Delhi: Although Suresh Kalmadi, the prime accused in the Commonwealth Games scam, has got temporary respite from the Delhi High Court after his bail plea was granted on Thursday, his woes are far from over. According to the sources, there is every possibility that Kalmadi might soon land up behind bars once again.

Kalmadi, who was released on bail on Thursday, spent nine months in the Tihar Jail after being chargesheeted by the CBI in Rs 141 crores Time Scoring scam.

But his bail is only a temporary respite for him as more tensions can brew up for the former CWG Organising Committee (OC) chief as he has been also charged with corruption in two other cases including irregularities in organising the Queen’s Baton Relay event in October 2009 and appointment of  consultants in the OC.

A senior CBI official said that Kalmadi can be arrested under fresh charges for the irregularities in the mentioned two cases.

CAG, Shunglu panel also blames Kalmadi

Besides this the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and Shunglu committee reports have also slammed Kalmadi for deliberately missing out on revenue earning potential owing to sheer mismanagement and corruption.

CAG in his report has signified about the deliberate delays and huge gaps in the preparation of the Commonwealth Games.

“The country successfully won the bid for organising 2010 games in Delhi as early as 2003 but the organising committee adopting a reluctant attitude and started the preparation only in 2007, leading to huge losses and entire mess in the international event,” CAG report stated.

Shuglu panel in its report has alleged that there were more non-revenue tickets than the revenue earning tickets. A total of 11.40 lakh tickets were printed but almost 81 percent went as complimentary and only 19 percent were actually used for distribution to sports related ticket seekers.

"It was really a wastage of the tax payers' money when 61 percent of the complimentary ticket holders did not attend the Games," the panel report asserted.

Similarly, an Australian catering company has accused Kalmadi of being engaged in irregularities running in crores of rupees.

Amidst the range of corruption charges, difficulties of the former OC chief seem to be far from over and he is likely to encounter another irregularity charge soon.

JPN/Bureau