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Commonwealth Games: Kalmadi aide sent to 5-day CBI custody

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Shekhar Deorukar, personal assistant of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi was sent to five-day custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by a special court here today.


Deorukar was arrested from his residence in the Kothrud area of Pune yesterday in connection with alleged irregularities related to overlays for the Games venues. The CBI brought him to Delhi today.


"Deorukar was sent to five-day CBI custody by a special magistrate," CBI spokesperson Vinita Thakur said.


According to the sources, he is accused of hiding facts about transactions and contract papers recovered during raids.


The agency had first conducted searches at Deorukar's house before arresting him. It has registered cases of forgery and cheating against him.


Deorukar is the fifth person arrested in the CWG case. The CBI had earlier arrested three senior CWG officials -- T S Darbari, Sanjay Mohindroo and M Jayachandran. The three are out on bail.


Binu Nanu, the head of two event management companies, was the fourth person who was arrested.


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