New Delhi, Aug 27 - Taking cognisance of a chargesheet filed by the CBI against six accused in two graft cases related to the Queen’s Baton Relay ceremony in London, ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in New Delhi, a Delhi court Monday summoned all the six accused on Nov 27.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had named in the charge sheet three joint directors belonging to the organising committee of the CWG – Sanjay Mohindroo, T.S. Darbari and M. Jayachandran, one director of a London-based transport firm, Ashish Patel, and his two private firms AM Car & Van Hire and AM Films.
The CBI special judge Talwant Singh summoned all accused for Nov 27. The court said that summons to Ashish Patel and the two companies be sent through Interpol and the ministry of external affairs (MEA) as also via international registered post, courier, email and fax.
Former CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi was not named in this chargesheet.
The chargesheet filed said that “in order to justify the allotment of the work to Ashish Patel’s company, the accused officials prepared various forged documents”.
The probe agency said that these officials did not follow the standard tendering process and instead favoured Patel’s company. All the accused are at present out on bail.
“The accused officials prepared fake notes on the proceedings and placed forged e-mail in support of the proposal for engagement of the London-based transport firm,” stated the charge sheet.
“They acted dishonestly and fraudulently and to justify allotment of works related to first aid, additional barriers, mobile temporary toilets, and power generations to the London-based transport firm at exorbitant rates,” said the charge sheet.