|Kalmadi to face trial for ‘cheating’|
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 – Sacked CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi will face trial for allegedly abusing his office and causing loss of over Rs 90 crore to exchequer in a games-related graft case before a Delhi court which ordered today framing of cheating and conspiracy charges against him, reports PTI.
Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh fixed January 10 for framing of charges against Kalmadi and nine others.
Besides cheating and conspiracy, they will also be charged with the offences of forgery under the Indian Penal Code and criminal misconduct by public servants under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
“Charges under section 120B (criminal conspiracy), read with 201 (destruction of evidence), 420 (cheating), 467, 468, 471 (relating to forgery), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and section 13(1)(d) read with section 13(2) (criminal misconduct by public servants) of the PC Act is ordered to be framed against all the accused,” the court said.
The judge, however, said since accused Swiss firm, Swiss Timing Omega, which was allegedly awarded the contract at exorbitant rates, is not appearing in the court despite proper service of summons, its “trial is separated.”