New Delhi: The CAG report on the Commonwealth Games mess expected to be tabled later this week in Parliament, only confirms a trail of irregularities that have been tracked by CNN-IBN over the last several months.
Sacked as CWG Organising Committee Chief, jailed for his alleged involvement in TSR Scam and now struggling to prove that his mind is working well, Suresh Kalmadi is living his worst nightmare. CNN-IBN has been relentlessly following the trail of corruption within the CWG. The channel broke the scam in the purchase of time scoring and results system in July last year, which ultimately nailed Kalmadi.
Now even the CAG has taken note of stories done by CNN-IBN in pursuit of truth.
The catering scam controversy, now taken cognisance of by the CAG as well, shows how Suresh Kalmadi's delays caused a loss of over Rs 20 crore.
Kalmadi's decision came on January 12, 2010. A Decision which he claims he took due to non payment of earnest fee of Rs 30 lakh by Delaware. But he was first asked for an approval on December 11, 2009 - a full month in advance. The bid was awarded in full knowledge that a reputed company like Delaware wasn't keen on giving any guarantee money. The games itself were supposed to start in October. Why did the OC Chairman sit on this decision for a month?
Even in making the venues safe, the CAG has questioned the decision making process. The Delhi government was planning to induct TETRA or terrestrial trunked radio to secure these games. A fixed frequency set thru the gadgets ensured that more than 2000 people at any given time will always remain connected.
Every Games venue was being seen as a potential terror target at the games and the TETRA radio system we're told will provide seamless and secure communication between different wings of the Government during any crisis situation. But now CNN-IBN has learnt that the Rs 100 crore TETRA Project is under a cloud.
From the Shunglu Panel to now the CAG, facts uncovered by CNN-IBN have found their way now in official reports.