Court seeks CBI reply in CWG corruption case
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A city court on Tuesday issued notice to a CBI officer seeking an explanation into whether the CBI had filed an FIR in connection with the allegations of corruption in the installation of CCTVs and other works at the Thyagraj Stadium, Chattrasal Stadium and the Ludlow Castle Wrestling Avenue during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Yaduvanshi issued the notice after the Delhi Police submitted a report stating that the CBI was probing several matters related to the Games in pursuant with various complaints and FIRs.
Holding that "the report does not indicate whether any FIR has been registered by the CBI in connection with the inquiry which is being undertaken", the ACMM issued notice to CBI SP Meenu Choudhary asking her to appear before the court on November 27.
The CBI and the Delhi Police had been asked by the court to respond to a complaint by advocate and RTI activist Vivek Garg, in which he accused Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, then PWD Minister R K Chouhan and CWG OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi of cheating, breach of trust, misappropriation of funds and embezzlement during the 2010 Games.
Garg in his complaint asked the court to direct the Delhi Police to register an FIR and investigate the allegations of corruption, but the police in a status report field earlier said it was unable to investigate the matter since the CBI was looking into all CWG-related cases.
The report filed by the CBI said several allegations in Garg's complaint were being investigated by the agency under various cases and that the "matters related to the installation of CCTVs and works undertaken in the three stadiums mentioned were not looked into".
The report further stated that the SP had asked for "further details/documents from the department concerned."