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CWG: ED registers case for FEMA violation

Posted on 20 October 2010,    
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CWG: ED registers case for FEMA violation


The Enforcement Directorate has registered a case for violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act as part of its probe into the alleged corruption in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games.


Official sources said Central Bureau of Investigation has also received 20 complaints regarding the Games which also include overlays works. A CBI team had even visited the OC office in New Delhi on Monday.


"CBI is working in close coordination with the ED in connection with the case registered by the Directorate under FEMA," a source said.


Complaints received by CBI also include to those pertaining to CPWD works, which are being looked into.

"CBI is awaiting for reports from CVC, CAG and the I-T department. CAG has its own Central Technical Examiners and will do a financial audit. If something crops up, CBI will move in".



Besides the special Committee instituted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to probe the alleged corruption, the Comptroller and Auditor General, Central Vigilance Commission, Income Tax Department, Enforcement Directorate and the CBI are also probing OC officials.

The I-T department had on Wednesday conducted searches in the premises of businessman and BJP activist Sudhanshu Mittal and some consortiums in Delhi and around to detect alleged financial irregularities in works related to the Games.

Meanwhile, the CVC has found discrepancies in tenders and alleged misappropriation amounting to about Rs 8,000 crore.



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