Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
DEPARTMENT OF: PERSONNEL AND TRAINING
STARRED QUESTION NO 215
TO BE ANSWERED ON 10.03.2011
FIRS by CBI for Misappropriation of Public Money
215. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) the number of FIRs lodged by CBI and other agencies in connection with misappropriation of public money by the concerned authorities of Commonwealth Games 2010;
(b) the present status of investigation in respect of each FIR;
(c) whether it is a fact that some accused were granted bail by the courts as the investigating agencies could not file charge sheets in time against them;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) the action Government proposes to take in the matter?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.
(SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
(a) to (e); A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.215 FOR 10.03.2011
(a) & (b): CBI has registered six cases, viz., RC -26/2010-ACB Delhi, RC-41/2010-ACB Delhi, RC-42/2010-ACB Delhi, RC-44/2010-ACB Delhi, RC-01/2011-ACB Delhi and RC2(A)/2011-AC-I, New Delhi. All the six cases are at different stages of investigation. The Directorate of Enforcement has registered two cases under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) on 27.1.2011 in connection with the financial irregularities in the conduct of Commonwealth Games, 2010. Besides, investigations under Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, (FEMA) have also been taken up by the Enforcement Directorate. The investigations are currently underway.
(c) to (e): In RC.41/2010-ACB Delhi, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court has granted statutory bail to accused Shri T.S. Darbari on 14.01.2011 and to Shri M. Jeychandren on 21.01.2011. Shri Sanjay Mohindroo has also been granted statutory bail by the Court of Ld. Special Judge, Patiala House Court on 15.01.2011. The investigation of the case has been conducted on day to day basis. However, substantial part of the investigation is required to be conducted in UK for which Letters Rogatory (LR) is being issued U/s 166A of Cr.PC to the competent judicial Authority in UK. The finalization of investigation depends on the execution of the said LR. In view of the same, investigation of the case could not be completed within the stipulated period of 60 days.
It is the endeavour of the CBI to ensure expeditious completion of investigation in all cases. There is a laid down system of holding monthly and quarterly review meetings in CBI with a view to early finalisation of investigation. Central Vigilance Commission, who have been entrusted with superintendence over the CBI in so far as it relates to investigation of offences alleged to have been committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, also reviews the status and progress of investigation of cases with the Director, CBI on a monthly basis.