CWG scam: Enforcement Directorate questions Suresh Kalmadi
Posted on: 08:12 PM IST Mar 25, 2013
New Delhi: Sacked CWG organising committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was on Monday questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe into alleged forex violations in the run up to the 2010 sporting extravaganza.
The agency has filed a case under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) with regard to the Queen's Baton Relay that happened in London before the games and other funds that were brought in the country for the multi-disciplinary games that were held in New Delhi.
This is the first time the ED is questioning Kalmadi in detail with regard to RBI clearances that the Organising Committee had obtained while preparing for the Commonwealth Games. The ED, according to sources, had asked Kalmadi to bring along certain documents and his statement will also be recorded.
The ED has earlier questioned few other CWG officials in this case and is expected to file a detailed probe report to the adjudicating authority of the FEMA soon.
Kalmadi was arrested for his alleged role in awarding the contract for installing the Timing-Scoring-Result system to Swiss Times Omega at a huge cost of Rs 141 crore. He was granted bail in Januray last year after spending nine months in jail.