Press Esc to close

Court asks CBI to clarify case against Dikshit

New Delhi, Oct 30, 2012, PTI: 1:43 IST
A CBI officer was on Tuesday asked by a Delhi court to appear before it to explain if any FIR has been registered on a complaint against chief minister Sheila Dikshit and others alleging their involvement in large-scale corruption during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Manish Yaduvanshi issued notice to CBI SP Meenu Chodhary to appear before him on November 27, holding that the communication received from the CBI is silent on whether any FIR has been registered by it on the complaint of RTI activist Vivek Garg.

“The communication does not indicate whether any FIR has been registered by the CBI in connection with the inquiry being undertaken...Issue notice in this regard for appearance of Meenu Chodhary for November 27,” said ACMM in his order.

Garg had filed a complaint against Dikshit, PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan and former CWG OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi for alleged corruption in various CWG projects to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police.

EOW had later told the court that it had forwarded the complaint to the CBI as it was already investigating various cases relating to the CWG. On September 26, the court had asked EOW to find out the status of the complaint forwarded to CBI. The investigating agency had said, “Matter related to the work of installation of CCTV at Thyagraj Stadium, Chhatrasal Stadium and Ludlow Castle Wrestling Stadium have not been looked into.”

“Further details and documents called from concerned departments are awaited. Inquiry shall be finalised after receipt of these details and documents,” the CBI said.

At this, the ACMM had observed that “the communication does not indicate whether any FIR has been registered by the CBI.”

No need for equipment

With home ministry blaming Delhi Police for excess procurement of 176 Portable Explosive Detectors for Commonwealth Games, the force has said it is “unfair” to hold it responsible for the purchase as it had “clearly” stated that it did not require the equipment.

Delhi Police have written to the ministry clarifying that it had informed ECIL, which was procuring the items, steering committee of the CWG special advisor and the home ministry that PEDs should be “deleted” from the list of equipment to be procured for the 2010 games, sources said.

The home ministry has told Parliament’s public accounts committee, which is looking into CAG report on irregularities in CWG, that the Delhi Police did not raise issues regarding the purchase of PEDs during the steering committee meetings during which decisions were taken.

The PAC had asked the ministry, “Why were the equipment procured when Delhi Police had refused to use them?”

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

A girl buying decorative items in a market on the occasion of Dhanteras festival in Bhopal on ...

A girl buying decorative items in a market on the occasion of Dhanteras festival in Bhopal on ...

Vendors show lanterns to customers at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in ...

Vendors show lanterns to customers at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in ...

BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajasekharan wave to the ..

BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajasekharan wave to the ..

England Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi(14) and Hinata Kida(6),Midfielder of Japan vie for the ball ..

England Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi(14) and Hinata Kida(6),Midfielder of Japan vie for the ball ..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.