CWG Treasurer Khanna quits over corruption charges

August 5th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Treasurer Anil Khanna tendered his resignation on Thursday over media reports that his son’s company was being awarded contracts for the synthetic tennis turfs being laid for the 2010 Games.

It was reported that Rebound Ace, an Australian firm specialising in synthetic play courts, laid down contracts for synthetic turfs, whose CEO is Khanna’s son Aditya.

This has come as a big blow ahead of the Games, as Khanna is a close aide of Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, and also the Executive Secretary General of ‘All India Tennis Association’.

“All India Tennis Association (AITA) was never part of the contract process. OC had asked ITF for recommendations and they sent three names including Rebound Ace,” said Khanna in his defence.

“After that, DDA floated the tender and picked Rebound Ace, whose quotation, I believe, was much less than the other two. The deal is with Rebound Ace, based in Australia. So my son’s company is not going to get a single rupee,” he added. (ANI)

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