Kalmadi requests separate van for court travel

July 17th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, the jailed former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chief, and other co-accused in the CWG scam have requested the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court for a separate van to travel to the court as they fear an attack by other undertrials travelling with them.

“It is not that they (high-profile prisoners in CWG case) are taken to the court everyday with the other accused… they are given proper security. As of now the 2G accused are taken in a separate jail van,” a jail official said.

Besides, Kalmadi has also asked for a medical check-up.

“Recently we have done a medical check-up but he still requested for one more, which will be done,” the official said.

Apart from Kalmadi and other co-accused like former director general, CWG organising committee V.K.Verma, former secretary general, CWG organising committee Lalit Bhanot, former officials M. Jaychandran, Surjit Lal and A.S.V. Prasad requested for a separate van to travel to the court, like the 2G accused.

“We don’t differentiate whether it is 2G or CWG, all high-profile prisoners are given proper security considering there safety,” the official added.

Kalmadi was arrested by the CBI for his alleged involvement in large-scale irregularities in the preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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