Darbari, Mohindroo and Jaichandran suspended from CWG : Lalit Bhanot

August 5th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Lalit Bhanot, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC), on Thursday said T S Darbari, Sanjay Mohindroo and M Jaichandran have been suspended from the 2010 Games following allegations of corruption.

CGOC Joint Director General T S Darbari, and a close side of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, has been suspended after censure by the Sports Ministry.

The names of Darbari and CGOC Deputy Director General Sanjay Mohindroo figured in the investigations into alleged irregularites into services provided during the Queen’s Baton Relay in London.

“Darbari and Mohindroo were the people responsible for delivery, Jaichandran was the person responsible for accounts and they would remain under suspension while the ED conducted its inquiry,” said Bhanot.

Bhanot further insisted though that the Organising Committee was ‘transparent’, and that it defended its decisions.

“The committee has also decided to sack an Australian company hired to land sponsorships for the Commonwealth Games, Sports Marketing and Management (SMAM), for ‘non-performance’,” he added.

Earlier today, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Treasurer Anil Khanna tendered his resignation 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. (ANI)

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