24 May 2011

Commonwealth Games Organiser Arrested in India

The Indian Central Bureau of Investigation confirmed that they had arrested Suresh Kalmadi (pictured here), who was in charge of organizing last year’s Commonwealth Games, which were plagued by scandal. Mr. Kalmadi has been accused of conspiring to favor a Swiss company that provided equipment for the scoring and timing of the events.

Two other Games’ officials were arrested alongside Mr. Kalmadi and were charged with causing a huge loss to the Indian government by overpaying for the equipment (estimated at 1.41 billion rupees ~ $31.29 million) sold by Swiss Timings Ltd, which was available at lower prices from other companies.

For the original story from Bigpondnews.com, please click here.

The picture of Mr. Kalmadi also comes courtesy of Bigpondnews.com