23 Feb '11, 2pm

Indian police arrest top Games officials - Straits Times [email protected]_NEWS

Indian police arrest top Games officials - Straits Times /@FLASH_NEWS

The two men arrested were the Games' organising committee's director general, V. K. Verma (above), and its secretary general, Lalit Bhanot. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW DELHI - INDIAN police arrested two top organisers of last year's tainted Commonwealth Games on Wednesday as part of a widening probe into alleged graft, a report said. The two men arrested were the Games' organising committee's director general, V. K. Verma, and its secretary general, Lalit Bhanot, the Press Trust of India and other media said. Bhanot and Verma were accused last November by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption involving a contract with a sports timing company. The police agency alleged that the men had 'entered into criminal conspiracy' with Swiss Timing, the company responsible for timing events at stadiums at the Games held in New Delhi. The pair ...

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