Bhanot, Verma remanded to five-day CBI custody

February 24th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday remanded Lalit Bhanot and V.K. Verma, high ranking officials of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, to five days in the custody of the CBI in connection with financial irregularities in a contract with a Swiss company.Central Bureau of Investigation special judge Talwant Singh sent former secretary general Bhanot and director general Verma to police custody for five days.

The CBI Wednesday arrested Verma and Bhanot, who was a key aide of OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi, for irregularities to the tune of Rs.1.07 billion ($23 million) in a contract with a Swiss company for time-keeping equipment for the Oct 3-14, 2010 event.

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