Aligarh: The Shunglu Committee set up for probing the alleged irregularities in the conduct of 2010 Commonwealth Games, has expended an amount of Rs 4 crore in the four months investigation period.

The shocking figures have come to light after an RTI activist and Aligarh Muslim University professor Dr Naved Khan filed an RTI application seeking information on the same.

It is worth mentioning that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had set up the high-level committee headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General V K Shunglu to probe the irregularities in the CWG.

As per the documents available with Dainik Jagran, after it’s set up on October 25 last year, the Committee has spent around Rs 4 crore till March 23 this year. The expenses include salary of the Committee members, transportation, professional expenses (amount spent on resources and facilities for investigations) and formulating report.

The documents show a sum total of Rs 48.07 lakh were exhausted on the wages of the panel members. While another Rs 14.18 lakh were expended on office, over Rs 39 lakh were spent on professional expenses.

The Committee had submitted its interim report on January 29 this year following which the probing agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) started investigation in the scam.

JPN/Bureau