Court likely to frame charges against Suresh Kalmadi in CWG corruption case today
New Delhi: A Delhi court is likely to frame charges against sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi and others today for allegedly cheating, conspiring, and causing a loss of over Rs. 90 crore to the exchequer in a CWG-related corruption case.
On December 21 last year, the district court had passed the order on framing of charges under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act against Mr 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 directed.
The accused have been chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation, or CBI, for “illegally” awarding a contract to install the timing, scoring, and results (TSR) system for the 2010 CWG in Delhi to a firm named Swiss Timing at inflated rates, causing a loss of over Rs. 90 crore to the public exchequer.
For NDTV Updates,