CWG scam: Court to hear Kalmadi aide's bail plea
The CBI has opposed the bail plea of Suresh Kalmadi's aide Shekhar Deorukhkar.
New Delhi: A Delhi court will hear the bail plea of sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi's aide Shekhar Deorukhkar in connection with the Commonwealth Games scam. The CBI had opposed his bail on Thursday, arguing before the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge OP Saini that he could tamper with evidence if granted relief.
The investigating agency claimed Deorukhkar acted as a middleman and accepted bribes on behalf of Organising Committee officials.
"His being influential can be judged from the fact that though merely being a guard in Railways, he got himself appointed as a Director of CWG Organising Committee, that too as OSD to the Chairman," CBI said in its written reply.
It said there are sufficient material on record which confirms that he had obtained a huge bribe amount from the overlays suppliers.
"Though Deorukhkar was not named as an accused in the FIR, investigation clearly establishes his complicity in the crime," it said.
CBI said the accused could tamper with evidence and could influence the witnesses, if he is released on bail.
Deorukhkar, arrested from Pune on February 11, is the fifth person to be held in the scam in which nearly Rs 600 crore worth contracts relating to the Games' overlays project are being investigated by various agencies.
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