New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned jailed former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi and two others in connection with the money laundering case registered by it in conduct of the sporting event
last year, reports PTI. A preliminary statement of Kalmadi was recorded by the officials of the ED at Tihar prisons here under the provisions of the Prevention of the Money Laundering Act ( PMLA).
Statements of two other officials, OC Joint Director General ( Sport) A S V Prasad and Deputy Director General ( Procurement) Surjit Lal have also been recorded in Tihar, ED sources said. Questioning, however, was a brief one and further recording of statement will take place later. The ED has registered about five different cases of money laundering in the conduct of the Games that were organised here last year.
According to sources, Kalmadi was asked for some basic information and a detailed statement of investments and transactions in both his personal and OC Chairman capacities will take place soon.
The CBI, in its charge sheet against Kalmadi had described him as the ” main accused” in a corruption case relating to irregularities in awarding the Time Scoring Results ( TSR) contract to a Swiss firm.
” Kalmadi is the main accused as he was the person with all supreme powers.
He had the supreme over riding powers in the Organising Committee of the CWG, 2010,” the CBI charge sheet had said. Kalmadi and the two other officials were arrested by the CBI on April 25.
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