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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CWG Scam: Suresh Kalmadi Sent to 8-days Police Custody


Former chief of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi was on Tuesday sent to eight days police custody by a city court here. 

Kalmadi, who was arrested on Monday for alleged irregularities in awarding contracts for the October 2010 Games, had spent the night in CBI custody. 

66-year-old Kalmadi has been accused of awarding illegal contracts to a Swiss firm for Timing-Scoring-Result system for the Games causing a loss of Rs 95 crore to the exchequer. 

"I am granting him police custody till May 4," ordered Additional District Judge Talwant Singh. 

The judge also said that during this period, Kalmadi "would be medically examined after every 48 hours and could also meet relatives and counsellors everyday for 40 minutes." 

Kalmadi's arrival at the Patiala House court complex was very dramatic. An unemployed man flung a slipper at him as he was entering the complex escorted by a posse of policemen. The person, identified as Kapil Thakur, was immediately detained, police said.

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