Another Commonwealth Games official arrested

November 23, 2010

India’s top investigating agency has arrested a top 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games official for alleged financial irregularities.

Treasurer M Jayachandran is accused of forgery and cheating over the awarding of Games contracts, a charge he denies.

He is the third Games official to be arrested over similar charges. All were suspended from their posts in August.

Earlier this month, Suresh Kalmadi, the Games organising committee chief, quit his post in the Congress party.

He has been under investigation over claims of corruption at October’s sporting spectacular, and also denies any wrongdoing.

In August, Mr Jayachandran’s predecessor, Anil Khanna, quit after claims an Australian firm won the contract to lay tennis courts for the Games because his son headed its Indian arm.