NEW DELHI, Feb 23 � Former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot and OC Director General V K Verma were today arrested by the CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in the Rs 107 crore deal inked with a Swiss timing firm, reports PTI.
Official sources said Bhanot and Verma who were earlier called for questioning at the CBI headquarters here have been put under arrest.
�They were called for questioning by Deputy Superintendent of Police Girish Bharadwaj in connection with the Swiss Time Keeping case,� a CBI official requesting anonymity said.
Bhanot and Verma had earlier been booked under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) of IPC and various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, along with Switzerland-based firm Swiss Timing Ltd and other unknown persons.
Sources said Bhanot reached the CBI Headquarters this morning and he was questioned in connection with details relating to the contract given to the Swiss time-keeping company. Verma joined him in questioning soon after.
A CBI spokesperson had earlier said that the two officers had abused their official position and entered into criminal conspiracy with the foreign firm and other unknown persons �to cheat the government in awarding contract to the said company for acquiring Timing, Scoring and Result (TSR) System at exorbitant rates of Rs 107 crore.�