Kalmadi's arrest must have 'some basis', says Dikshit

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who was among the first to point fingers at CWG Organising Committee after conclusion of the Games, today appeared to justify Suresh Kalmadi's arrest saying the CBI must have "some basis" to take the action against him.

"The treatment meted out to Kalmadi must have been done on some basis. Nothing is done without any basis," Dikshit said when asked about Kalmadi's arrest yesterday by the CBI.
Immediately after conclusion of the Games last October, Dikshit had said the "suspicion" of corruption in the Commonwealth Games was on the Organising Committee headed by Kalmadi.

Dikshit had said the corruption could have taken place in the activities undertaken by the Organising Committee to which the Central government had given loans to the tune of Rs 1,600 crore.

Later Kalmadi had said all those involved in preparation of the event, including Dikshit, should be summoned by the CBI. Kalmadi was arrested by CBI yesterday for allegedly awarding a contract for the Commonwealth Games to a Swiss company at an inflated rate of Rs 141 crore in a "pre-meditated" manner.

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