CVC exposes Rs. 8,000-cr. CWG scam


New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission, involved in probing the alleged corruption in various Commonwealth Games-related projects, has found discrepancies in tenders and alleged misappropriation amounting to about Rs 8,000 crore.

Official sources said the complaints received by the anti-corruption watchdog have already been forwarded to the Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of concerned Ministries or departments.

They said the discrepancies like payment to non-existent parties, willful delay in execution of contracts, over-inflated price and bungling in purchase of equipment through tendering have been noticed.

β€œThe total misappropriation amount may touch a figure of Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 8,000 crore, which is quite huge and alarming. The Commission is still awaiting reports from various departments and cannot give the exact amount involved in the bungling,” a senior CVC official said requesting anonymity.

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