Bhanot may be summoned by Enforcement Directorate

October 20th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to issue a summons to Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) secretary general Lalit Bhanot and other officials over alleged violation of foreign exchange regulations during the Queen’s Baton Relay in London, official sources said.

Several dismissed officials of the OC, including former joint director general T.S. Darbari and former deputy director general Sanjay Mohindroo, also wil be summoned again, sources said. The two were questioned by the ED in August.

However, no decision has been taken so far to summon OC chairman Suresh Kalamdi, sources said.

This is because Kalmadi is a member of the Lok Sabha and an office-bearer of the Congress parliamentary party, sources said.

The run-up to the 12-day Commonwealth Games was marred by allegations by opposition parties and media reports about corruption in the Games’ organisation and delays in construction works.

Soon after the Games concluded Oct 14, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appointed an inquiry panel headed by former comptroller and auditor general (CAG) V.K. Shunglu to probe the financial deals related to the Games.

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