Press Release

New Delhi , 22.08.2012


            The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a Combined chargesheet in two cases relating to Queen Baton Relay (QBR) held at London in connection with Commonwealth Games-2010, against six accused i.e the then Joint Director General, Revenue Marketing & Chairman Secretariat(RM&CS); the then Deputy Director General(Marketing); the then Joint Director General(Finance), all of Organizing Committee, Delhi Commonwealth Games-2010; Director of a London-based transport firm & another private firm dealing in audio-visual equipments; and the two private firms owned by him, U/s 120-B, 420, 468, 471 of IPC & 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of P.C.Act, 1988 in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, Delhi.


            In the first case, it was alleged that work of hiring of transportation was awarded to a London-based transport firm without following the standard tender process on the false premises that it was on the panel of Indian High Commission, London. The accused public servants prepared fake notes on the proceedings and placed forged e-mail in support of the proposal for engagement of said London-based transport form. It was further alleged that the accused officers of Organising Committee of CWG in conspiracy with private persons acted dishonestly & fraudulently to justify allotment of work related to First Aid, Additional Barriers, Mobile Temporary Toilets, Power Generations etc. to London-based transport firm at exorbitant rates on ground that it was approved by High Commission of India at London and submitted fake proposal in the file of Organising Committee for the same


            In the second case, it was also alleged that the work order related to Video Screen was allotted to London-based private firm dealing in audio-visual equipments on the basis of the comparison of bogus quotations received from three companies of London.  It was revealed that two out of three companies have been dissolved in 1990’s.  One out of two companies of London has denied having given any quotation.


            It was alleged that the work to two accused London-based firms was awarded at exorbitant rates. For work orders related to video equipments, first aid, barricades etc., a wrongful loss of GBP 1,19,439(approx) was caused to public exchequer.


            CBI has requested the Special Judge to allow further investigations U/s 173(8) Cr.P.C to unearth larger conspiracy, if any.


            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it.  Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.