New Delhi, May 18: A special CBI court today extended by 14 days the judicial custody of Suresh Kalmadi, the sacked chief of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee.
The judicial custody of the three accused persons is being extended till June 1, said judge Talwant Singh. The three included Kalmadi and his former aides Surjit Lal and A.S.V. Prasad.
They were arrested on April 25 on charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and corruption in awarding a contract to a Swiss firm at inflated rates and causing a loss of Rs 95 crore to the exchequer.
Lal was deputy director-general (procurement) and Prasad the joint director-general (sports) in the organising committee.
The court will pronounce its decision on the bail plea of Kalmadi on May 21. The CBI has opposed the relief for him, saying the Pune Congress MP has tarnished the image of the country.
The court also extended the judicial custody of the committees former secretary-general Lalit Bhanot and then director-general V.K. Verma by six days till May 24.
The duo will complete 90 days by then. If the CBI fails to file the chargesheet within the stipulated 90 days from the day of their arrests, the court may release them on bail.
But a senior CBI officer said the agency would file the CWG chargesheet within the next few days.
Our officers are working on it and the chargesheet will be filed by this week. We are aware that if we fail to do so within the stipulated period, the accused will get bail easily, the officer added.