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Pot Calls Kettle Black as Indian Politicians indulge in Mud Slinging over Multi Billion Commonwealth Games Scam

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The Commonwealth Games (CWG) hosted in New Delhi,India recently gave rise to a monumental scam.It is an open secret that huge amounts of cash were siphoned off by officials,politicians and contractors involved in infrastructure building.The cheating and fraud committed on public money has been exposed already.Some of the officials have been fired without a single one being jailed or convicted.The CWG Committee was led by a leader of India’s ruling party Suresh Kalmadi while the provincial government of  Delhi is also ruled over the the Congress Party.The probes and investigation which were held in abeyance until the completion of the Games has started now.However like always expect a lot of media fanfare without any convictions or jailtime for the offenders.India’s Ruling Party Members are already blaming each other openly for being corrupt without fear of retribution.India’s Political and Business Elite has made the mockery of Indian Justice System a Child’s Game.The Chief Opposition Party also can’t come all guns blazing as one of its leader Sudhanshu Mittal has also been a kingpin in the Corruption Racket.

Almost Rs 60,000 crores ( $13 billion ) were spent on the Commonwealth Games in which Indian Beggars were sent packing off the make India look good.However the crores were plundered by unscrupulous persons without fear of retribution.It will join the long list of Corruption Scams without anyone being punished.A Top Indian Government Accountability official called 30% of Indian totally corrupt and this sees to be a living proof of that.The shameless and blatant corruption taking place belies India’s growth story.Increasing Income Disparity,Corruption,Failing Institutions all are giving rise to virulent and growing domestic terrorism.

Tax sleuths begin hunt for Games loot – India Today

Beginning the hunt for the alleged loot in Commonwealth Games (CWG) projects, tax sleuths on Tuesday raided 23 premises and surveyed seven others in the National Capital Region, Chandigarh and Ludhiana.

The raids – aimed at unearthing corruption in overlay contracts worth `630 crore awarded by the organising committee (OC) – were carried out on a company linked to BJP member Sudhanshu Mittal and three other consortiums. Income-tax officials disclosed that the transfer of money using the Mauritius route in certain contracts was also being probed. The investigation includes tax evasion, over-invoicing of goods and services supplied and real or benami ownership of the entities concerned.

Large volumes of documents and tender agreements have been seized and the searches will continue, he said. The income-tax department had recently gathered information on the award of contracts for the just-concluded Games from the Organising Committee, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). According to official sources, the government departments were served notice, seeking information under section 131 of the Income Tax Act. Sources said Parliament’s Estimates Committee which probed the CWG scam has prepared an interim report.


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