CWG scam: Indo-Swiss firm executive sent to judicial custody

"The accused is remanded to judicial custody till March 25," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said.
The probe agency, in its remand application, said that Wadhwa, who had been interrogated in custody for four days, be sent to jail as the probe vis-a-vis him was over.

Earlier, the judge, allowing CBI to interrogate Wadhwa in custody, said "I find that there is incriminating material on record to the effect that two installments of bribe were paid by the accused to the officials of Organising Committee of the CWG."

Wadhwa, the MD of M/s Comfort Net, which is a part of the Switzerland-based Nussli India consortium, was arrested on March 7 in connection with alleged irregularities in the award of contracts for overlays for over Rs 600 crore.

CBI had said that his custodial interrogation was required "to unearth the entire conspiracy regarding the bribing of OC officials as well as for the purposes of identification of documents and other co-accused."

Prior to Wadhwa's arrest, CBI had claimed that it had got some evidence against Nussli India which was given contract of nearly Rs 140 crore for supplying tents, portable cabins, containers and other items for six venues.

Nussli India had signed a memorandum of understanding with a Canadian firm's Indian unit for supply of steel-based modular fittings for Commonwealth Games venues, CBI said.

CBI has accused former CWG Organising Committee Director General V K Verma and other officials of entering into a criminal conspiracy with Binu Nanu, Director GL Events, in awarding contracts for overlays for different Games venues at exorbitant rates.

The agency alleged that public servants abused their official position, cheated and caused undue losses to the government and corresponding gain to four companies and themselves.

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