The Commonwealth Games scam could be much bigger than previously thought. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has stepped in the Commonwealth Games graft probe, and is verifying 20 complaints of corruption.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has found several discrepancies in tenders for Games related projects. Large sums of money have allegedly been paid to non-existent partie. The execution of many contracts has been deliberately delayed. The CVC has found that money paid for many Games related projects are abnormally high. It has also detected widespread bunglings in the purchase of equipment for the Games.
DDA has confirmed that there were major irregularities in the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village. The Village was built by EMAAR MGF Construction Private Limited.
Mittal’s residence was among 30 places raided on Tuesday in and around Delhi by income tax officials. In February, Mittal was made director of Deepali Arts, owned by his nephew, Vinay Mittal. It was after this that the company, along with a foreign partner, was given a deal worth 230 crores, to supply treadmills, umbrellas and other “overlays” or moveable equipment for the Commonwealth Games.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has allegedly suggested that upto Rs. 8000 crores may have been deliberately misspent on payment to companies that don’t exist, and on companies that were allowed to charge hugely inflated prices for material supplied by them.