CWG scam: CBI books eight CPWD officials

August 9th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday registered a case against eight Central Public Works Department (CPWD) officials and two city-based firms for irregularities in awarding the tender for renovation of a pool complex for the Commonwealth Games 2010, an official said.

The CBI also conducted raids at 16 places in Delhi, Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and Jaipur in Rajasthan, which yielded incriminating documents.

“The accused persons conspired with the private parties and artificially jacked up prices so as to justify the award of work to these firms,” said a CBI official.

“The accused helped facilitate award of tender of upgradation and renovation of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool Complex to the said private firms at exorbitant rate of Rs.229 crore,” the official added.

The accused have been booked for criminal conspiracy and criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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