C’wealth Games scandal: 3 Kalmadi aides suspended

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New Delhi: Rocked by a series of wide scale corruption allegations, the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee on August 5 cracked the whip on tainted officials by suspending three officials, including T.S. Darbari, a close aide of embattled chairman Suresh Kalmadi, and terminated a multi-crore company with an Australian company.

The decisions were taken by the OC’s all-powerful Executive Board which met for an emergency meeting in the wake of the corruption scandals that have engulfed the October 3-14 mega event.

Launching a clean-up operation to restore its credibility, the OC decided to suspend joint director general T.S. Darbari, deputy director general Sanjay Mohindroo and M. Jaychandran, joint director general (Accounts and Finance) for their alleged role in the Queen’s Baton Relay in London.

Under-fire Chairman Kalmadi, who has been facing the heat in the wake of the corruption scandals and isolated within his party, skipped the press conference leaving Bhanot and Mattoo to face the media.

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