CWG scam: CBI closes Barapullah flyover case

CBI has closed its probe in the alleged irregularities in the project for construction of the Rs 620 crore Barapullah Nullah flyover for the 2010 Commonwealth Games here as it could not find enough evidence of any quid pro quo to pursue the matter.

The construction of the bridge had come in for some flak from the Prime Minister-appointed Shunglu Committee which had criticised the Delhi government for alleged irregularities in the Barapullah flyover project.

CBI had booked eight officials including a chief engineer of the public works department, the contractor, the company DSC Ltd, and several others on the allegations of deliberately escalating the cost of the project by over Rs 100 crore.

The flyover which was built with the purpose to ease traffic at Ashram Chowk got entangled in delays and also cost escalation.

The matter also drew flak from the high profile Shunglu Committee, which criticised the escalation in cost.

CBI sources said today the agency found no evidence which could indicate illegal gratification and hence a decision was taken to close the case.

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