Slipper hurled at Kalmadi inside court complex

Slipper hurled at Kalmadi inside court complex


Manoj Sharma threw the slipper at 66-year-old Kalmadi, who was escorted by a posse of policemen, as he entered the Patiala Court Complex for being produced before a special CBI court after being arrested yesterday for his alleged involvement in irregularities in Commonwealth Games projects.

Kalmadi has been accused of awarding illegal contracts to a Swiss firm for Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) system for the Games causing a loss of Rs 95 crore to the exchequer.
Sharma, whose registration was revoked by the Gwalior Bar for imrpoper behaviour earlier, told police that he was "sent by God to eradicate corruption" when asked why he did so, a senior police official said.

"We had immediately apprehended Sharma. He seems to be mentally unstable. He claimed that he is working for a weekly 'Sansad Garjana'," the official said.

Sharma, who hails from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, was also earlier convicted for stabbing a Sub Divisional Magistrate, a report which the police is verifying, the official said.

He came to the capital a week ago. He owns property in Gwalior and east Delhi's Geeta Colony. "The property in east Delhi has been rented out," the official said.
Till late evening, no case has been registered.

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