First conviction in CWG street-lighting scam, 4 MCD officials convicted


First conviction in the CWG scam took place on Monday after four Delhi municipal corporation officials and two directors of a private company were convicted by a special CBI court investigating the Commonwealth Games street-lighting scam.

The charges filed against the convicts include criminal conspiracy, forgery and cheating.

These four MCD officials include former superintendent engineer D K Sugan, executive engineer O P Mahala, accountant Raju V and tender clerk Gurcharan Singh while the convicted directors are the director of Sweka Power Tech Engineers Pvt Ltd J P Singh and managing director T P Singh.

These six convicts, who have also been booked under sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, will now await the quantum of punishment as the special Judge Brijesh Garg hears the arguments on quantum on sentencing on Tuesday.

The case against them dates back to 2008, when a Delhi-based firm, Sweka Engineering, had bagged the contract for the upgradation of street-lighting for the stretch of 101.56 kms of roads. The CBI alleged that the MCD officials, as this feel under their jurisdiction, had resorted to corrupt practices while awarding tender to this company, thereby causing a loss of Rs 3.62 crore to the exchequer.

The Central Vigilance Commission had examined the charges in the first phase of scrutiny and found huge irregularities in the tendering process. The CBI registered corruption related cases against these six after gettng the go-ahead from the CVC.