CWG Accused Fail To Get Bail


New Delhi: A special CBI court here Wednesday dismissed the bail pleas of former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) secretary general Lalit Bhanot and four others accused in a corruption case related to the sporting event held in 2010. The court also announced plans for hearing the case.

Apart from Bhanot, the others whose bail applications were dismissed were former OC officials M. Jayachandran, Surjit Lal and A.S.V. Prasad and CMD of Hyderabad-based A.K.R. Constructions A.K. Reddy. 

They were arrested for alleged irregularities in awarding a contract for timing, scoring and result (TSR) equipment for the Games.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Talwant Singh said: “The bail applications of all five accused are dismissed.”

”As soon as scrutiny of the document is over, the case will be taken up on day-to-day basis,” said the court. 

The lawyers told court that daily hearing may cause problems to them due to their schedules were prepared in advance. 

The court told lawyers that they would be provided sufficient time to adjust their dairies. 

”You have to adjust, it is not a case smaller than the 2G case. I have requested the Delhi High Court for reducing the burden of this court. It will be finally decided by the high court but this case will be heard on day-to-day basis,” the judge said.

The CBI in its first charge sheet in the case against former OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi and 10 others described him as a prime accused and the mastermind in the corruption case related to financial irregularities in awarding the Rs.141 crore contract for the TSR system.

The accused officials and two companies were charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for cheating, criminal conspiracy and forgery and under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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