CWG OC officials took bribes for contracts, claims contractor

first_imgA Commonwealth Games (CWG) contractor, arrested recently by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the overlay contracts scam, has revealed to the investigators that the organising committee (OC) indulged in favouritism while allotting jobs.Binu Nanu, who was awarded contracts worth Rs 165 crore, was arrested on Tuesday. He had allegedly used unfair means to win the contract and provided equipment at astronomical rates in connivance with the top OC officials.According to sources, Nanu has told CBI sleuths that the OC officials granted overlays contracts only after getting hefty commissions.It has been alleged that Nanu, managing director of Meroform India Pvt Ltd and GL Events Pvt Ltd, paid Rs 25 crore as bribe to OC officials, including former director general V.K. Verma, to secure the contracts.The other firms which secured the overlay contracts have also been under the CBI scanner.last_img