CWG corruption case: Court to frame charges against Suresh Kalmadi & others tomorrow

Suresh Kalmadi

A Delhi court is likely to frame charges against sacked CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and others tomorrow 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 tomorrow 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 also be charged with the offences of forgery under the IPC and criminal misconduct by public servants under the PC Act.

"Charges under section 120B (criminal conspiracy), read with 201 (destruction of evidence), 420 (cheating), 467, 468, 471 (relating to forgery), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and section 13(1)(d) read with section 13(2) (criminal

misconduct by public servants) of the PC Act is ordered to be framed against all the accused," the court had said.

The accused have been chargesheeted by the CBI for "illegally" awarding a contract to install Timing, Scoring and Results (TSR) system for the 2010 CWG to Swiss Timing at an inflated rates causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the public exchequer.

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. They are no more associated with the sporting body.

The court had also said that substantial charges of misusing official position have been made out against six former OC officials, who were public servants.

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