New Delhi:  Jarnail Singh, who was appointed as the CEO of the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee (CWG-OC) by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to check the irregularities in the OC is himself under the CBI scanner for awarding contract to a company for providing merchandise during the Games.

CBI is preparing to interrogate Singh as it claims to have garnered enough proofs against him.

CBI has suspicion over his role in awarding license for providing merchandise and toys to a private company, Premier Brands Private Ltd. (PBPL).

CBI this month had filed First Information Report (FIR) against six OC officials and two private companies in connection with the CWG scam.

The FIR was registered against V.K. Verma, Surjeet Lal, K.U.K Reddy, M. Jayachandran, Ram Mohan and Sangeeta Welingkar.
The CBI had raided ten places at five cities of Mumbai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gurgaon and Panchkula. As per sources in the CBI, the sleuths came across documents which points fingers at the role of Jarnail Singh.

According to CBI, Singh himself annulled the merchandize contract to PBPL and later gave it to the same company. PBPL had to deposit Rs 5.20 crore with OC’s accounts. The company deposited two cheques of Rs 3.52 crore bounced.

In effect the OC suffered loss running in crores while the company made fortunes by selling merchandise and toys to the OC.


(JPN/Bureau)