New Delhi: After spending nine months in jail due to 2010 CWG related graft case, former CWG Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi was at last granted bail by the Delhi Court on Thursday along with OC former director general and co-accused VK Verma.
They have been also asked by Justice Mukta Gupta to furnish a bail bond of Rs 5 lakh each and two sureties amounting the same and have been directed by the court not leave the country without prior permission.
Verma and Kalmadi were arrested within a gap of two months early in the year 2011 in in the Timing, Scoring and Result system scam. Verma was arrested on 23rd February whereas Kalmadi was arrested on April 25th.
Kalmadi filed his bail plea in January keeping in mind Supreme Court’s judgment in 2G spectrum case and said that bail is rule and jail is an exception. Kalmadi also felt that as only chargesheet was filed agaisnt him chances were less for the commencement of trial in near future.
Kalmadi, Verma & nine others have been accused of allegedly giving a contract to a Swiss firm to put in a Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) technique for the Games at an exorbitant rate, causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the state exchequer. The CBI in its chargesheet filed in May last year alleged Kalmadi as co-accused.