Charges against Kalmadi, others today

A Delhi court is likely to frame charges against sacked CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and others on Monday for allegedly cheating, conspiring and causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the exchequer in a Games-related corruption case.

Special CBI Judge Ravinder Kaur had on January 10 posted for Monday the framing of charges in the case also involving former OC secretary-general Lalit Bhanot as an accused. The court had on December 21, 2012 passed the order on framing of charges under various provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act against Kalmadi and nine other accused in the case.

Besides cheating and conspiracy, the accused will be charged with offences of forgery under the IPC and criminal misconduct by public servants under the PC Act.

Besides Kalmadi and Bhanot, the other accused in the case are OC's former director-general V K Verma, former director-general (Procurement) Surjit Lal, former joint director-general (Sports) A S V Prasad and former treasurer M Jayachandran.

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