Suresh Kalmadi arrested in CWG scam

Suresh Kalmadi was today arrested by the CBI over alleged irregularities in the conduct of the sporting extravaganza. Official sources said 67-year-old Kalmadi, who was called to the agency's new swanky headquarters for questioning earlier in the day, was put under arrest in the evening. The CBI's action came following the visit to London by a two-member team of the agency in connection with Queen Baton Relay (QBR) scam. Kalmadi''s arrest was announced after his day-long questioning at the CBI headquarters, the fourth since December last, in connection with the alleged irregularities related to the award of contract for Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) System for the Games to Swiss Timekeeping. Kalmadi was arrested for "conspiracy to favour a private firm based in Switzerland by awarding contract of Timing Scoring and Result System at inflated cost of Rs 141 crore," a senior CBI official said.
The CBI claimed to have gathered fresh leads after the trip of its team to London in connection with cases related to alleged irregularities in hiring of AM Films and AM Car and Van Hire Limited during QBR held in 2009 at exorbitant rates. The team has spoken to the London-based owner of both the companies -- Ashish Patel -- who has provided information and documents with regard to the allegedly overvalued deal, the sources said.