Court Accepts CBI's Closure Report In Commonwealth Games Related Graft Case

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Court Accepts CBI's Closure Report In Commonwealth Games Related Graft Case

A case was registered by CBI on the allegation that the CPWD and DDA officers entered into criminal conspiracy with M/s Jubilee Sports Technology Ltd. (File photo)


New Delhi:  A Special court has accepted CBI's closure report filed in a graft case relating to Commonwealth Games against several officials of CPWD and DDA for allegedly inflating cost of laying of synthetic turf for an event.

The court said it has found that the probe has reached a logical end and there was no evidence against any of the accused who were named in the FIR by the CBI.

"Perused closure report, statement of witnesses and documents enclosed with closure report. After giving a thoughtful consideration to all, I found that investigation has reached the logical end and no evidence surfaced against any of the accused persons alleged in FIR, so closure report is accepted. IO is directed to return the documents to the authorities from which the same were seized," Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Jain said.

A case was registered by CBI on the allegation that the officers of Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and Delhi Development Authority (DDA), who were public servants and were attached to Commonwealth Games (CWG) project, 2010, entered into criminal conspiracy with M/s Jubilee Sports Technology Ltd.

It had alleged that they committed criminal misconduct by abusing their official position in the matter of award of contract to the private company for providing and laying synthetic turf for Lawn Bowl event during the games.

It further alleged that the officials caused wrongful gain to the firm and corresponding wrongful loss to the Government.

The agency had said the estimate for eight green lawn bowls was Rs six crore while the company quoted bid amount of over Rs 9.98 crore and officials of CPWD and DDA dishonestly and falsely justified the cost of bid by bringing on record justification of cost to show undue favour so as contract may be awarded on inflated cost to the firm.

CBI had named seven senior engineers of CPWD and DDA in its FIR registered in April 2011.

When allegations levelled in FIR were not substantiated during investigation, the investigating officer filed the closure report on September 30, 2013.

 


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