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2010 CWG: No convictions, 12 cases dimissed, three on

2010 CWG: No convictions, 12 cases dimissed, three on
Two years after the Oct 3-14, 2010 Commonwealth Games, that got mired in a welter of corruption charges and led to the arrests of top people associated with the organising committee, there have been no convictions so far as the prosecution has failed to establish guilt in courts of law.

While 12 cases of alleged corruption have been cleared of wrongdoing, three cases are being tried in court, two involving sacked Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, and there are several pending police complaints.

There is, however, still no definitive figure on the cost of the Games, which got India a record 101 medals and went off without a hitch despite the corruption clouds in the preparations.

Kalmadi was sacked soon after the Games ended. The CBI arrested him April 25, 2011 for allegedly misappropriating, along with his associates, over Rs.90 crore in the hiring of TSR [timing, scoring, result] equipment for the Games. He is in bail since May 2012.

Some other first information reports [FIRs] have also been filed in different cases but have not yet translated into chargesheets. Separately, the CVC has closed 12 cases of alleged graft in the run-up to the Games.
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