Commonwealth Games boss held in corruption probe

Indian investigators say they have arrested the chief organiser of last year’s scandal-plagued Commonwealth Games as part of a corruption probe.

Indian investigators say they have arrested the chief organiser of last year’s scandal-plagued Commonwealth Games as part of a corruption probe.

The Central Bureau of Investigation said today that Suresh Kalmadi has been charged with conspiracy to favour a Swiss company in the purchase of equipment for timing and scoring events.

It also says the prices were inflated.

Two other officials on the Games’ organising committee were arrested earlier for involvement in the same case.

The bureau, the Indian equivalent of the FBI, accuses Lalit Bhanot and VK Verma of causing a huge loss to the Indian government by paying 1.41 billion rupees (€21.5m) to Swiss Timings Ltd for equipment available from another company for much less.

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